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 and 30% Pinot Nero, this elegant wine opens with an alluring fragrance of white flowers and stone fruit. Made with no dosage, the linear palate offers juicy yellow apple, citrus, toasted almond and a hint of spice. A refined perlage accentuates the mineral finish.
BARONE PIZZINI Rosé Franciacorta 2011 – 91 points
Made with organically farmed Pinot Nero, this vibrant wine delivers pure strawberry, cherry and cake spice flavors backed up by mineral and a hint of pastry. It’s framed in an elegant, lively perlage while fresh acidity provides impeccable balance and a crisp finish. Delicious!