Pizzato / Fausto

Many wines of South America have links to other parts of the world. Another Brazilian wine business of Italian origin, Pizzato Vinhos & Vinhas (to give the full name) originally produced wine from the Bonarda grape, which they had imported from their homeland. Curiously, it was a doctor at the local hospital that who started to prescribe the wine as treatment against typhoid !

Much later, in the 1960s, the business relocated to its current address in the Vale dos Vinhedos. However, the wines produced at that time were either destined for re-sale to other, larger wineries ( e.g. Aurora – see above ) or retained for family consumption. The modern company, still family owned, was founded in 1998 and the first vintage followed in 1999. For this reason Pizzato’s flagship wine, a single varietal Merlot, was named ‘DNA99′. All plantings are now owned outright by the family, while the winemaking is in the hands of two brothers, Ivo and Flavio Pizzato. Their focus is on red wines, although a chardonnay and a couple of sparkling white wines are also produced. For this reason, in Q1 2011 Go Brazil launched three of their best reds in the UK, of which the 2005 Reserva Tannat has perhaps the most interesting commercial potential.

Look out also for Pizzato’s stylish monochrome labels: very linear, clean and contemporary, not unlike their winemaking philosophy. All bottles are individually numbered and supplied with a natural cork closure.

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How to Buy

Brazilian wine from the Pizzato winery is available to the trade from our warehouse in London.

A selection of Pizzato red and white wines is available from stockists of the wines of South America, South American Wines Online, for delivery to Essex, Norfolk,Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, and to the rest of the UK.

Wines from this winery

Fausto Pinot Grigio Chardonnay 2012

12% Abv.

 An unoaked 60% Chardonnay:40% Pinot Grigio blend.

 Light gold-green colour. Lovely fresh peachy-nectarine aromas on the nose. Light and lean on the palate, with tangy tropical notes of lime and pineapple.

This Brazilian white is clean, with refreshing acidity and a marked tingle on the finish.

Drink well chilled: works equally well on its own or as an accompaniment to seafood, white fish, salads and light chicken dishes.

Supplied with screwcap.

Fausto Rosé 2013

12.5% Abv.

Produced 100% from Merlot.

Lovely deep russet pink colour. Fresh, strawberry nose with just a hint of caramel. Soft summer fruits on a dry palate. Easy drinking.

Drink young, either on its own or serve with seafood, fish or salads. Screwcap.



Tannat Reserva 2005

Pizzato Reserva Tannat 2008

13.5% Abv.

In our range of fine wines from South America, this Brazilian Tannat is an intense red with violet reflections. Nose hints initially at nutmeg and cinnamon, then develops more floral tones. Palate of ripe red fruits, mid-weight, with well integrated tannins. Smooth and silky, drinks well now but will improve further with age. A serious food wine, will benefit from decanting.

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Merlot DNA99

Pizzato DNA99 Merlot 2008

13.5% Abv.

IWC 2011 Commendation

As a wine importer offering wines from South America, Go Brazil supplies Pizzato’s flagship wine. This Brazilian Merlot is made from 20 year old vines. 9 months in new French oak. Deep red with dense nose, hinting at dried herbs and spices. Concentrated plum and red fruits on palate, rich, delicate with oaky sweetness and dusty tannins. Restrained and serious, this Brazilian red wine should be decanted.

Serve with roast game or similar.

Concentus 2005

Pizzato Concentus 2008

13.5% Abv.

IWC 2011 Commendation & shortlisted at Taste of London 2011 wine awards

This smooth-tasting red wine from South America received an IWC 2011 commendation & was shortlisted at Taste of London 2011 wine awards.

(blend of 45% Merlot, 35% Tannat & 20% Cabernet Sauvignon)

50% aged in French oak, 50% in second fill US oak, all for 7 months.
Deep concentrated red with cedary, red berry nose. Mocha, spices and dried plum on the palate. Smooth with firm tannins. Needs decanting, then opens up to show real balance, suppleness and touch of caramel on a long, fresh finish.

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Fausto Tannat 2010

13% Abv.


100% Tannat, benefits from 7 months in new French oak. Bright, fruity with lovely perfumed nose, showing unusual freshness for this grape variety.

Dense black fruits and touch of leather on palate. Drinking smoothly with fine, well integrated tannins. Medium bodied, has potential to last for several more years.

Serve with lamb, cassoulet, stews or strong cheeses.



Fausto Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

13% Abv.


100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 8 months in American oak. Warm and rich, with hints of cloves and spice. Some mintiness on the nose leads through to well balanced cherry/plum palate, with traces of eucalyptus and vanilla.

Pronounced tannins, balanced acidity and good persistent finish.

Serve with roast meats, risotto, spiced dishes or strong cheeses.



Fausto Merlot 2011

13% Abv.

100% single varietal Merlot aged for 8 months in 2nd fill French oak.

Deep ruby red. Attractive red fruits on nose, and touch of leatheriness from the oak. Medium bodied with very gluggable ripe plummy fruit on the palate.

Soft tannins are well integrated, with acidity and oak in good balance. Pleasant finish is warm with hint of spiciness.

Drink now and over next two years. Serve on its own or with pasta, risotto, light meat dishes and mild cheeses. Cork closure.