Pizzato PP Semillon 2018


Abbreviated tasting note below – see also wine critic Tom Cannavan’s review..

This is the first time a Semillon from Brazil has been launched on the UK market – and it’s a cracker! Also memorable in that the wine was partially aged in combined acacia and oak ( the barrel staves are made of oak, the heads are acacia ) for 8 months, and just 2000 bottles were produced.

Deep straw yellow in colour, the wine is complex, with notes of melon, camomile and dried fruits, finished with a lick of vanilla. Beautifully textured and weighted, this Semillon is fresh, dry and has a persistent finish. 12% Abv.

Our current favourite white wine, serve well chilled on its own or with salads, canapés, seafood risottos, ham or chicken dishes.


Pizzato is one of Go Brazil’s longest standing suppliers, a winery whose Italian immigrant founder arrived in Brazil in the late 1880’s and which continues to produce wines of a consistently of a high standard. While winemaker Flavio is perhaps best known for his reds, he also makes some great whites – not least his ‘Legno’ oaked Chardonnay ( whose 2018 vintage scored 93 points in Decanter’s October 2019 edition ), for example.

We are delighted therefore to be introducing Flavio’s ‘PP Semillon’ 2018, a French varietal which his father Plinio Pizzato experimented with in the 1960’s, and which the family has now resurrected with vines planted only in 2012.

Well known Glasgow-based wine critic Tom Cannavan selected this Semillon as his  ‘Wine of the Week’ (w/c 16/03/20). Read his tasting note here: Semillon

and view his YouTube clip here: