Pizzato PP Semillon 2018


The first ever Brazilian Semillon to reach UK shores – and it’s a cracker! Also memorable in that the wine was partially aged in combined acacia and oak for 8 months (the barrel staves are made of oak, the heads of acacia), with just 2000 bottles being produced.

PP Semillon 2018 was recommended as one of ‘South America’s 12 Top Whites to try’ in the October 2020 edition of Decanter – the only Brazilian wine to feature!  It scored a ‘highly recommended’ 92 points.

See tasting notes below.


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

Decanter highlights the wine’s ‘enticing and complex aromas of ripe yellow fruits, wild flowers, nutty notes and sweet spices..palate is harmonious, with balancing freshness, good concentration of beautifully ripe yellow fruits, nuts and savoury complexity..’.

Serve well chilled on its own or with salads, canapés, seafood risottos, ham, mushroom 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 latterly produces wines of a consistently 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 have introduced Flavio’s ‘PP Semillon’, 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: