A Pizzato foi pioneira no plantio de Tannat em espaldeiras na serra gaúcha nos anos 1980, decorrente de visita do Sr Plínio Pizzato ao Uruguai por ocasião da ‘reconversão viti-vinícola’ em curso à época. Nos anos 1990 a família levou a Tannat para o vinhedo Dr Fausto.
Elaborado desde a colheita 2005, passou a ser engarrafado com a colheita 2007 como demanda do mercado alemão e, a partir da edição 2009 passou a ser comercializado nos mercados brasileiro, de Luxemburgo e Reino Unido.
Clear, pure, fresh, rich and balanced wine. Winery/Family owned vineyards. From the best plots of Pizzato’s Dr Fausto vineyard established on 1990s. Very exclusive and limited production.
Red ruby, intense; nose with red fruit, prune, cereal, anise, floral. Soft tannins, medium bodied, well balanced with right alcohol content; medium to long aftertaste. *average perceived
Grilled beef, roast pork and roasted light game; very good with spaghettis, risottos and mushroom-sauces-based dishes.
The best drinking temperature range is 15 – 18 oC (59 – 64 oF).
Harvest dates: February 2017 Bottles: 6.700 750ml bottles (numbered) and 10.900 187ml bottles, bottled at origin as a single lot. Tech data: Alcohol (% vol.) : 12.5 Total acidity (tartaric acid equiv. g/l): 6.8 Residual sugar (g/l) : 1.7 pH: 3.38 Barrel stage (months): 0
Name: Dr Fausto Region: Serra Gaúcha Viticultural Area Location: 28°57'45.72"S, 51°48'33.74"O, 460 m.a.s.l. Vineyard Design: N-S row orientation, VSP. Soil: rocky clay basaltic origin Harves: hand picked
The hand picked grapes were de-stemmed, crushed and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with a 8-day maceration time including fermentation (average) with selected yeasts; then it was naturally malolactic fermented. Matured on French oak barrels (3rd to 5th use) for 9 months before bottling.
From the same vineyard that produced the grapes for Pizzato Merlot 1999 (the wine that raised Merlot to an outstanding position in the Brazilian red winemaking industry), PIZZATO presents this very exclusive Merlot, made only in vintages with excellent growing conditions. The old vineyard low yield and good extraction winemaking result in a wine with very good ageing potential.
Concentus, from Latin, means harmony, concert, agreement. This wine embodies the enological art of mixing different varietals (grapes, wines) with the purpose of producing higher-class wines. It is a blend of Merlot, Tannat and Cabernet Sauvignon, all grown within the Vale dos Vinhedos and used in different percentages in each harvest.