Pizzini Canaiolo is something a bit different. Normally Canaiolo makes Sangiovese look good. But here we get to drink the varieties on its own. With a couple of years bottle age, it is looking great. It shows earthy, dark cherries, plums. The palate is plush with some serious tannins sitting underneath. This is such a lovely wine with a lot of intensity. I’m looking at pairing Pizzini Canaiolo with gamey dishes, rabbit or venison would be nice. This will probably get more plush and plump in the next few years so holding on to a few wouldn’t be a bad idea.
The Pizzini family have done wonders for both the King Valley region and Italian varieties in Australia. Their operation is professional with the resulting wines being outstanding in quality. And the entire family are lovely people. Why would you not buy these wines?
A picturesque region near Victoria’s snowfields that offers cooler climate wines. A strong Italian heritage in the area means there are a lot of Italian varieties grown.
One of the varieties of Tuscany that almost disappeared in favour of Sangiovese despite being more prevalent in the past. It adds depth and backbone to a blend or gives cherries, plums and richness if left it its own devices.