Franciacorta Consortium has a new blog

We published the first post here on the Barone Pizzini blog on the day after Christmas, 2012. We’re now into our third year of active blogging and social media engagement. Over the last ten years or so, social media and blogging have become an integral part of life on this planet. From Facebook to Twitter […]

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Darrell Corti on Franciacorta geography

The latest installment in our continuing series of posts featuring “Darrell Corti on Franciacorta.” Above: The Lago d’Iseo, Lake Iseo. The area is not large. It is well circumscribed since the geological features of the area are physical boundaries which have distinguishing features. All good viticultural areas have the characteristics in common. To the north […]

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Franciacorta harvest has begun

A note from Pievalta winery manager Silvia Loschi: Here’s a photo [above] of Verdicchio grapes taken today in our Moie vineyard. We’ve been preparing for the 2013 harvest this week. We started by checking and cleaning the press, tanks, and pumps. On Friday morning at 7:30 a.m., we began sampling berries in the Moie and […]

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Harvest will begin shortly after August 15

A note from Barone Pizzini vineyard manager Pierluigi Donna: The evolution of the analytic overview is evolving very rapidly. Nature is making up for time lost during the cold and rain in the spring. We’ll be able to begin picking just after August 15. In other vintages, the grapes were already in the cellar by […]

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Ripening has begun

A note, just in, from Barone Pizzini manager Marta Piovani: Ripening has now begun in the vineyards. What does this mean? Ripening indicates a series of metabolic processes that cause a gradual accumulation of sugars in each berry. At the same time, these processes reduce the organic acids in the berries. It’s also a period when […]

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