For your New Year’s Eve consideration: Barone Pizzini

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Above, from left: Pievalta winemaker Alessandro Fennino and Barone Pizzini general manager Silvano Brescianini.

It’s been quite a year at Barone Pizzini, where the winery racked up an impressive — if we do say so ourselves — array of accolades.

One highlight was the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri for the Franciacorta Brut Nature 2009.

Another was the Slow Wine profile of the winery and general manager Silvano Brescianini.

“Barone Pizzini,” wrote the editors, “represents a coming together of research, innovation, and a belief in the appellation, not to mention a winning model that champions alternative, clean, sustainable, and pragmatic agriculture.”

But perhaps the most rewarding of all the accolades in 2014 was a profile of the winery in the Corriere della Sera, one of Italy’s leading national dailies, “The Grapes that Make Franciacorta Greener.”

It didn’t hurt that Robin Kelley O’Connor, a buyer at the famous shop Italian Wine Merchants in New York, called one of our wines “the top of its class.”

Thank you to everyone for making 2014 Barone Pizzini’s best year ever.

You can read all of our accolades from 2014 in this thread.

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