For your New Year’s consideration: 91 points, “2011 Franciacorta Satèn Brut is a lovely sparkling wine” (Monica Larner)

For all of our recent accolades, please see this thread. From Monica Larner’s reviews in the September 2015 issue of Wine Advocate: 2011 Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Saten Brut 91 points The 2011 Franciacorta Satèn Brut … Read more →

Congratulations to incoming Franciacorta president Vittorio Moretti!

And congratulations also to Barone Pizzini’s CEO Silvano Brescianini who will serve as the consortium’s vice president… The following press release was issued by the Franciacorta Consortium today. Consorzio Franciacorta’s General Assembly appoints new President … Read more →

What makes Franciacorta so geographically unique in the panorama of Italian wines?

Above: a Google Earth shot, looking north toward Lake Iseo from the Barone Pizzini winery (the small red dot). Franciacorta and its wines are entirely misunderstood in the U.S. It’s partly due to the way … Read more →

Barone Pizzini creator of the Ferrari horse & friend to the “ace of aces”

He was called the “ace of aces” and was one of the most famous aviators of World War I: Francesco Baracca (1888-1918), “the Prancing Horse,” author of 34 aerial victories during “the great war,” and … Read more →