Barone Pizzini

Barone Pizzini was founded in 1870 by the noble family of the same name. It is one of the oldest wineries in Franciacorta, and was the first winery in the region to promote biodiversity and natural farming methods.The company has captured the area’s long cultural significance to help shape both Franciacorta’s legacy and contemporary character. Pizzini is a keen observer of its land, developing thoughtful farming models that have propelled them to the front line of their region. Its key philosophy is to trust in nature first. Silvano Brescianini, the winemaker (and CEO), took over winemaking responsibilities in 1994. For him, vines and wines are borne out of natural farming and, as such, should reflect their origins. His aim of low intervention results in wines defined less by artifice and more by location. Situated in what is oft cited as the best areas of Franciacorta production, the winery’s 47 hectares are divided into 25 separate parcels across four municipalities including Provaglio d’Iseo, Corte Franca, Adro and Passirano. Vines are sited at an average of 200 meters above sea level with an average age of 20 years. Subsoils are complex in origin. Some are morainic in nature, while others are enriched by glacial river deposits. Pizzini also own a 26 hectare biodynamic wine estate in the Marche (Pievalta) and have further expanded their holdings with an estate in Maremma (Poderi di Ghiaccioforte) on the Tuscan coast. All farming practices on their three estates subscribe to natural models that use organic matter to sustain soil fertility with natural parasites to control pests. Sensitivity begins with the health of the soil, and extends throughout their viticultural practices in defense of the transparency of their different terroirs .The winery building itself represents a desire to reduce environmental impact and to maximize energy savings. The architectural choices  guarantee the ideal environment for producing wines that respect the environment. For this reason, two thirds of the building lies underground, ensuring that ambient temperature remains stable, naturally.  

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Pievalta Verdicchio Superiore Tre Ripe

Italy

Another stunning vintage of this great wine; stylish with slightly nutty citrus fruit flavours.

Alcohol: 13.5%
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£11.99

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Barone Pizzini Rosso dei Poderi (75cl)

Italy

Soft and finely textured organic Sangiovese from Tuscany

Alcohol: 14%
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£12.50

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Pievalta Perlugo Zero Spumante (75cl)

Italy

Sparkling Verdicchio with a soft nose and a clean fresh smell of strawberry fields. ‘Mouth-watering… Delicious’ JancisRobinson.com

Alcohol: 12.5%
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£16.95

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Pievalta San Paolo Verdicchio Riserva (75cl)

Italy

Showing great complexity this wine deserves to be pondered over

Alcohol: 13.5%
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£16.95

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Pievalta Curina Verdicchio Passito (50cl)

Italy

Amazing sweet Verdicchio wine.

Alcohol: 12.5%
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£18.75

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Barone Pizzini Estatatura (75cl)

Italy

Sensational super Tuscan wine experience, ready for drinking.

Alcohol: 14.5%
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£18.99

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Franciacorta Brut ‘Animante’ (75cl)

Italy

Subtly perfumed, soft bubbles and nutty green fruit flavours.

Alcohol: 12%
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£23.50

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Franciacorta Rosé (75cl)

Italy

Stunning Italian fizz, produced in very limited quantity.

Alcohol: 12%
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£28.50

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DOCG Franciacorta Saten (75cl)

Italy

Sensuously soft, stylish sparkler. 92 Points – The Wine Gang

Alcohol: 12%
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£29.00

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