Barone Pizzini @InsideIWM, New York’s iconic Italian wine shop

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Anyone who works in the Italian wine trade in the U.S. knows that Italian Wine Merchants in Manhattan is the country’s leading Italian wine store.

There are many great Italian wine retail selections in New York and beyond. But no brick-and-mortar retailer is more iconic or influential than “IWM” as it is known affectionately in the biz.

We were thrilled to learn that IWM President of Sales, Will Di Nunzio, featured Barone Pizzini as his pick of the week yesterday.

Here’s what he had to say (links will take you to the IWM online shopping cart).

Since 1870, Barone Pizzini, the first to become an organic grower in the Franciacorta DOCG, has been making some of the best wines in the region. Its long history is a testament to the quality that this estate can deliver, and today’s selections show you just what Barone Pizzini can do with Franciacorta Brut and Rosé—two ideal wines for the rest of the summer. I would jump in and enjoy the fun bubblies that Italy has to offer.

​​Barone Pizzini Brut Franciacorta NV $37.20

​​Lombardia – Chardonnay (90%), Pinot Nero (10%)

Elegant, spicy, with notes of flowers and ripe fruit, the Brut is creamy, persistent and complex with a beautiful perlage. While perfect for any raw bar selections, this sparkler can be enjoyed next to any main of fish, white meats and even various hard cheeses—serve it very chilled.

​​Barone Pizzini Rosé Franciacorta NV $49.50

​​Lombardia – Pinot Nero

The Barone Pizzini always makes it Franciacorta Rosé in very limited quantities, so you’ll be hard pressed to find a great deal of it. This beauty has sweet notes of dried fruits and is mouth watering on the palate. Like the Brut, it is ideal with seafood and grilled fish.

Image via the Italian Wine Merchants Facebook.


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