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History & Philosophy
Pizzato is the legacy of a 100 year old grape growing family in Brazil. Located in the Vale dos Vinhedos in southern Brazil, it is owned by the Plínio Pizzato family. Plínio is the grandson of Antonio Pizzato, an Italian immigrant who came to Bento Gonçalves in 1875 from the Veneto region, bringing with him a proud winegrowing tradition. With a solid experience in grape growing, the family established the winery in 1999 with the objective of making world-class wines created exclusively from their own vineyards.
Vineyard & Climate
The family owns 45 hectares divided across 2 vineyards located in 2 areas, both within the Serra Gaúcha region: Santa Lúcia vineyard in Vale dos Vinhedos - the first geographical indication in Brazil, and Dr Fausto de Castro vineyard in the Dois Lajeados region. Serra Gaúcha area has a humid, temperate climate with mild evenings, which creates perfect conditions for cultivating grapes with strong character. The Dr Fausto de Castro vineyard is located at 480 m altitude, planted on silty clay soil. Santa Lúcia vineyard is located at 495 m altitude on clay soil. Both vineyards are hand harvested. The family uses traditional methods and modern technology to create wines with well-defined personalities.
Fausto Brut NV Traditional Method
The wine displays aromas of citrus fruits, white peach, green apple and light yeasty notes. The palate is dry, creamy, with balanced acidity and fruity notes.
Fine and elegant nose with hints of green apple, pear, apricot and touch of minerality. Dry, well balanced, medium bodied wine with good length.
Aromas of red fruits and plums with a subtle touch of leather. Velvety tannins are complimented by the flavours of red fruits, spices and jam, with a long finish.
Pizzato Brut Vintage Traditional Method
Complex wine with aromas of apricot, peach, citrus fruit and a hint of brioche. Dry, well balanced with medium body and creamy finish.
Pizzato Brut Rosé NV Traditional Method
Aromas of strawberry, cherry, candied fruit and ginger bread. Velvety, ripe and fruity on the palate with smooth, dry finish.
Pizzato Legno Chardonnay
Aromas of tropical fruit, pineapple, butter, vanilla, sweet spices, and honey. Complex and balanced wine with fresh, long finish.
Pizzato Merlot Reserva
Ripe red and black fruits on the nose with notes of spice, truffle, mocha, caramel and a hint of leather. Well balanced, medium bodied wine with long finish.
Pizzato DNA 99 Merlot
Dense aromas of ripe red fruits, plums and spice, with chocolate hints. Well balanced on the palate with soft tannins, medium body and flavours of spices and mocca on the long finish.