42 hectares (103 acres) produce some 12,000 cases of Pizzato wine, and you can taste some of that earth in virtually every wine produced here. As is typical of Brazil's wine industry, sparkling wines play an important role in the production of Pizzato, but the reds are more interesting. While the sparklers naturally taste of technique, the reds show terroir; salty, ashy, basaltic terroir.
Whether you like these wines or not is a different argument, but you can't argue that Pizzato is capturing something in every bottle. I know I like these wines more than most will, but then again, I am a sucker for finding something unique in a bottle instead of just another bowl of oak-aged berries. Pizzato's wines are well made and seem to be among the most terroir-driven wines I encountered in Brazil.
Top Wine Tasted: 2006 Pizzato Concentus 91pts