Franciacorta harvest update 2013: ideal conditions for Chardonnay

On the above photo, taken yesterday, Barone Pizzini agronomist Pierluigi Donna notes: These Chardonnay berries have reached their nearly definitive size. Soon, over the course of a few weeks, véraison (the onset of ripening) will begin: they will begin to change color, from green to bright yellow, and they will begin to become softer. These robust, beautiful bunches are […]

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Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): “2011 Franciacorta Satèn Brut is a lovely sparkling wine” (91 points)

From Monica Larner’s reviews in the September 2015 issue of Wine Advocate: 2011 Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Saten Brut 91 points The 2011 Franciacorta Satèn Brut is a lovely sparkling wine with crisp tones and a fresh, forward style. Crisp fruit tones of peach, citrus and melon pop with bright intensity from the bouquet. Those overtly […]

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For your New Year’s consideration: 91 points, “2011 Franciacorta Satèn Brut is a lovely sparkling wine” (Monica Larner)

For all of our recent accolades, please see this thread. From Monica Larner’s reviews in the September 2015 issue of Wine Advocate: 2011 Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Saten Brut 91 points The 2011 Franciacorta Satèn Brut is a lovely sparkling wine with crisp tones and a fresh, forward style. Crisp fruit tones of peach, citrus and melon […]

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Franciacorta harvest has begun

A note from Barone Pizzini manager and Franciacorta Consortium vice president Silvano Brescianini: This year, in terms of the number of grape bunches and their average weight, yields won’t be high due to the sharp drop in nighttime temperatures during the delicate phase of flowering. For the 2,800 hectares authorized for the production of Franciacorta, […]

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