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Great Wines Direct GBP 19.32 375ml
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Pizzato Merlot Reserva 2009

External Review by Great Wines Direct:

Ripe red and black fruit aromas, with truffle, mocha, caramel and a hint of leather.Fausto de Pizzato is owned and operated by Plinio Pizzato s family, Plinio being the grandson of Antonio Pizzato, an Italian immigrant who came to Bento Goncalves in 1875 from Veneto in Northern Italy and brought with him the proud Italian winemaking tradition.With Many years of winegrowing experience, the family founded the Pizzato Vinhas e Vinhos in the early 1980 s, with the objective of making world class, locally grown and bottled wines from their own vineyards.Grapes: 100% MerlotRegion: Brazil / Vale des Vinhedos / Sant Lucia VineyardMaker: Plinio PizzatoNotes: Clear, dark ruby red colour with purple tints. Ripe red and black fruits on the nose with notes of truffle, mocha, caramel and a hint of leather. Medium bodied and well balanced with soft tannins. Flavours of red fruits, prunes and spices.Serve: At 16-18c with creamy risottos, pasta dishes or roasted game and red meats.ABV: 13.5%

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PIZZATO Vinhas e Vinhos is the legacy of a 100+ year-old grape growing in Brazil. Located at the Vale dos Vinhedos, Bento Gonçalves, in the state of Rio Grande do Sol, southern Brazil, PIZZATO is owned by the Plínio Pizzato family. Plínio Pizzato is the grandson of Antonio Pizzato, an Italian immigrant who came to Bento Gonçalves in 1875 from the Veneto region of I... Read more
PIZZATO Vinhas e Vinhos is the legacy of a 100+ year-old grape growing in Brazil. Located at the Vale dos Vinhedos, Bento Gonçalves, in the state of Rio Grande do Sol, southern Brazil, PIZZATO is owned by the Plínio Pizzato family. Plínio Pizzato is the grandson of Antonio Pizzato, an Italian immigrant who came to Bento Gonçalves in 1875 from the Veneto region of Italy and brought with him the proud winegrowing tradition. With a solid experience in grape-growing, the family established the winery  in 1999 with the objective of making world class estate grown and bottled wines from their own vineyards. Since its first ever made wine, a very successful Merlot that helped to fix this red varietal as the one with the best results in Brazil, the company is dedicated to make exclusively premium fine wines under its 2 brands, PIZZATO and FAUSTO. The family owns 45 hectares (111 acres) of prime vineyards located in two regions, both within the so-called Serra Gaúcha region: Ø  Vale dos Vinhedos, Bento Gonçalves, the first geographical indication (GI) in Brazil ever, now a D.O. (Santa Lucia vineyard, PIZZATO brand) Ø  Doutor Fausto de Castro, Dois Lajeados (Dr Fausto vineyard, FAUSTO brand) The family uses both traditional principals and modern day technology is its efforts to make world class and top quality wines with well defined personalities. The wines from both areas, Vale dos Vinhedos and Doutor Fausto, are 100% made by Pizzato family winegrowers. Read less

External Reviews for Pizzato Merlot Reserva

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
08/03/2016

Ripe red and black fruit aromas, with truffle, mocha, caramel and a hint of leather.Fausto de Pizzato is owned and operated by Plinio Pizzato s family, Plinio being the grandson of Antonio Pizzato, an Italian immigrant who came to Bento Goncalves in 1875 from Veneto in Northern Italy and brought with him the proud Italian winemaking tradition.With Many years of winegrowing experience, the family founded the Pizzato Vinhas e Vinhos in the early 1980 s, with the objective of making world class, locally grown and bottled wines from their own vineyards.Grapes: 100% MerlotRegion: Brazil / Vale des Vinhedos / Sant Lucia VineyardMaker: Plinio PizzatoNotes: Clear, dark ruby red colour with purple tints. Ripe red and black fruits on the nose with notes of truffle, mocha, caramel and a hint of leather. Medium bodied and well balanced with soft tannins. Flavours of red fruits, prunes and spices.Serve: At 16-18c with creamy risottos, pasta dishes or roasted game and red meats.ABV: 13.5%



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