Some weeks ago I reviewed another wine from this winery. Here you can read what I thought about the Chardonnay made by this house.
Pizzato don’t have a very extensive line of products. They have six “Reserve” wines (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat, Egiodola, Alicante Bouchet and Chardonnay). An excellent blend above this line called “Concentus“, an oaked chardonnay called “Legno” and a top of the line merlot called “DNA 99” (a reference to the incredible merlot made in 1999). Also they have an entry line called Fausto, where you can find cheaper wines from Dr. Fausto vineyards. Well, I have to mention the remarkable sparkling wines line in which I could cite the very good “Rosé Traditional”.
This merlot is very nice. I buy it every single year and it is very consistent. 2011 wasn’t a superb year
but this merlot showed great features. Not so dark in color making you feel as if the wine isn’t that concentrated. The smell denies this claim. Sweet plum, red berries, earth and spices. Good intensity. A small tip of oak. Smoothie attack in mouth presenting a gentle sweetness. Everything in its right place. The wine is firm, tannins are present, specially at the the end. Dry-mouth feeling with no aggressiveness. Long finish. Really good, my friend. A must buy wine from Brazil. About U$ 17.