90+ scores for two Barone Pizzini wines in the Wine Enthusiast buying guide!

Here’s what Kerin O’Keefe (above center at a wine dinner in Manhattan in 2015), one of the world’s leading Italian wine reviewers, had to say about Barone Pizzini’s wines in the 2015 Wine Enthusiast Wine Buying Guide: BARONE PIZZINI Naturae Franciacorta 2011 – 92 points A blend of 70% Chardonnay...

Terroir Marche: a new group of organic growers in Jesi

Above: The village of Maiolati Spontini is home to the Pievalta winery (one of the houses in the Barone Pizzini group). Castelli di Jesi is rapidly becoming one of Italy’s epicenters for organic and biodynamic farming practices. In May of this year — on May 1, to be precise, a...

Green manure (silly plowing) at Barone Pizzini

A note from the Barone Pizzini agronomist Pierluigi Donna: Barone Pizzini borrows certain techniques from biodynamics, like that of increasing the organic substance in the soil by planting legumes that thrive between the rows. The plants enrich the soil with natural nitrogen without the use of fertilizers. Using this “green...

Terroir Marche: a new group of organic growers in Jesi

Above: The village of Maiolati Spontini is home to the Pievalta winery (one of the houses in the Barone Pizzini group). Castelli di Jesi is rapidly becoming one of Italy’s epicenters for organic and biodynamic farming practices. In May of this year — on May 1, to be precise, a...

reply Green manure (silly plowing) at Barone Pizzini

A note from the Barone Pizzini agronomist Pierluigi Donna: Barone Pizzini borrows certain techniques from biodynamics, like that of increasing the organic substance in the soil by planting legumes that thrive between the rows. The plants enrich the soil with natural nitrogen without the use of fertilizers. Using this “green...

Italian Wine Carbon Calculator study

Above: Barone Pizzini was featured in an article on the carbon footprint of wine last week in the Corriere Vinicolo (The Wine Courier), Italy’s leading wine industry trade publication. The winery was cited as an example of how winemakers are using environmentally intelligent building materials (like the wood paneling pictured...

Pievalta San Paolo Riserva sweeps Italian guides with top ratings

Above: Pievalta grape grower and winemaker Alessandro Fenino (left) and Barone Pizzini-Pievalta general manager Silvano Brescianini received their “Three Glass” award from the prestigious Gambero Rosso Guide to the Wines of Italy yesterday in Rome. With wine guide season in full swing in Italy, we are thrilled to report that...

A classic harvest expected in Castelli di Jesi

A note from Pievalta winery manager Silvia Loschi: Here’s a photo [above] of Verdicchio grapes taken today in our Moie vineyard. We’ve been preparing for the 2013 harvest this week. We started by checking and cleaning the press, tanks, and pumps. On Friday morning at 7:30 a.m., we began sampling...

Terroir Marche: a new group of organic growers in Jesi

Above: The village of Maiolati Spontini is home to the Pievalta winery (one of the houses in the Barone Pizzini group). Castelli di Jesi is rapidly becoming one of Italy’s epicenters for organic and biodynamic farming practices. In May of this year — on May 1, to be precise, a...