Pizzato Vertigo Nature 2016 (Traditional Method) un-disgorged!

£28.00

Hot news: Vertigo has scored 93 points in Decanter (Dec 2020)!

Multi-award winning, this is a stunning example of a Traditional Method sparkler which has not undergone the typical ‘dégorgement’ or removal of dead yeasts..so you the consumer decide when it’s time to disgorge!

The resulting wine is therefore cloudy in appearance, naturally unfiltered and, as there is no added sugar (‘dosage’), can be described as ‘Nature’. 

A blend of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir, with 24 months of lees ageing before being released on to the market, just 1700 bottles of the 2016 vintage were produced.

Read wine critic Tom Cannavan’s tasting note below.

Description

As mentioned elsewhere, Go Brazil has been working with the Pizzato winery for nearly ten years and the consistently high quality of their wines is impressive. Although winemaker Flavio Pizzato is best known locally for his reds, particularly his Merlot and Tannat (both varieties we import), in recent years he has expanded his range of white and sparkling wines.

Indeed, his Traditional Method sparklers are sold widely both in Brazil and internationally, and have many awards to their name.

It is rare to find an ‘un-disgorged’ sparkler, perhaps because aesthetically it has less appeal than a clear, bright wine. Secondly, the lack of dosage may be off-putting to those whose taste is for a Brut or Demi-Sec style, with their higher residual sugar levels.

However, we love Vertigo not only for being very different and ‘natural’ but also for being a fine wine – twice in recent years having been voted Brazil’s ‘Best Sparkling Wine’.

Wine critic Tom Cannavan reviewed the wine in March 2020 – here is his tasting note: Vertigo