Pizzato Gran Reserva Legno Chardonnay 2020

£25.99 £21.99

This superb full-bodied, oaked Chardonnay is from 2020, arguably the standout vintage in Brazil in recent years. 

Of a consistently high quality, and labelled previously as ‘Gran Reserva’, Legno was awarded 93 and 90 points by Decanter magazine, for 2019 & 2018 vintages respectively.

Notes of cashew and vanilla help give this Chardonnay an approachable, creamy texture, balancing a noticeable acidity, while the barrel-ageing (9 months in medium toast new French barriques) lends structure and complexity. A mature wine which is drinking very well now and has potential to age further..

One of our three ‘Wines for Winter’ – take advantage while on offer!

Amanda Barnes, author of the South American Wine Guide, describes it as ‘nicely pared down and mineral…refreshing, with bright fruit and a firm, lean structure’.

See also our own tasting note below.

If you are seeking an alternative barrel-aged white wine, with slightly less body and structure, we can recommend either our Pizzato PP Semillon or the Don Guerino Reserva Chardonnay




ABV: 13.5%

APPEARANCE:  Deep straw yellow with green highlights

AROMAS: Gentle cashew nut and vanilla overlying restrained tropical fruits

TASTE: Smooth, concentrated and full bodied with nutty caramel flavours from the oak, this outstanding wine is lifted with the tang of citrus

FOOD PAIRING: Recommended with creamy chicken dishes or grilled white fish

OVERALL:  Almost Californian in style, subtle oak underscores this superb Chardie, best enjoyed as a food wine