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