Pizzato, Alicante Bouschet Reserve 2013, Vale dos Vinehedos, Serra Gaucha, Brazil
Tasting Note: This wine has a European-styled nose with violet, blackberry and hint of black-pepper.
The aromas carry to the palate with the wine completing with a chalky finish that intensifies mid-palate towards the end of the taste.
Bottle Note: This history of the Pizzato family is synonymous with the history of wine in Brazil. In 1880 the family emigrated from the Veneto region of Italy to Southern Brazil and brought with them the grand tradition of winemaking. Since then, the Pizzato family has been growing grapes and making wine in the Vale dos Vinhedos, the premier wine-growing appellation in Brazil. The hand picked grapes for this wine come from Vale dos Vinhedos, Brazil’s premier wine-growing appellation. Vale dos Vinhedos is 75 miles south of the beautiful city of Porto Alegre and 930 miles south of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
Imported: Metropolis Wine Merchants Inc, New York, New York
Tasted: ABCs of South America Dinner with Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein, City Winery Event NYC
Tasting Date: October 20, 2015