Pizzato Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

£17.00

A very high quality, full bodied single varietal Cab Sav, from one of Brazil’s foremost wineries. Aged in American oak barrels for 12 months, it shows aromas of ripe dark fruits, cedar and eucalyptus, and has potential for further ageing.

Julia Harding MW awarded this wine 17/20 in Jancis Robinson’s ‘Purple Pages’, while Decanter magazine gave it a 4 star rating.

Robust and well structured, it makes a great match for roasts, grilled/BBQ meats, spicy pasta dishes or hard cheeses.

Only 1400 bottles produced!

Description

ABV: 13.5%

APPEARANCE: Deep garnet with slight purple tinge; no ageing visible on rim

AROMAS: Attractive blend of ripe blackberry and blackcurrant, with overtones of cedar, oak and eucalyptus

TASTE: Intense concentration of warm dark, ripe fruits with a fresh, lifted acidity, and well integrated oak. Traces of vanilla from US oak barrel ageing are apparent; tannins are robust but rounded, while finish is pleasantly lingering

FOOD PAIRING: Best enjoyed with well flavoured red meat dishes, especially lamb, beef, game or venison, or mature cheeses

OVERALL: A powerful and exuberant red, drinking well now but has cellaring potential until 2023-25

The Pizzato winery is well known for its red wines and in particular for their structure and longevity. It is no coincidence that winemaker Flavio’s reds, from his ‘Gran Reserva’ range through to his ‘Fausto’ branded second line, are all barrel-aged to a greater or lesser extent

If you like this, try Gran Reserva Concentusfrom the same producer a delightful, super- heavyweight red blend comprising Cab Sauvignon, Merlot & Tannat