Animante takes home gold at prestigious International Sommeliers Wine Awards

gold medal

We are pleased to announce that Barone Pizzini NV Franciacorta Animante brought home a gold medal at the prestigious International Sommeliers Wine Awards this week.

Results from the event, held each year in Britain and judged by leading wine professionals, were released this week: Click here for the complete list of Gold Medal winners.

Here’s what the panel had to say about Animante:

Barone Pizzini, Animante, Franciacorta Brut, NV, Lombardy, Italy

Elegance and delicacy inspired the judges with this Franciacorta wine. ‘Great persistence and strong typicity,’ said team leader Annette Scarfe MW, ‘Perfect with seafood.’ ‘Restrained, good balance of minerality and freshness, with juicy green apple flavours and floral undertones,’ said Rebecca Coates of Hakkasan London, with Neil Bruce of Studio Alto adding: ‘Subtle biscuit and zesty fruitiness, dry and crisp, with lemon/lime fruit.’


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