Pizzato PP Semillon 2018

£19.00

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.

Description

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: