@KerinOKeefe: 92 points & “Editor’s Choice” Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Nature @WineEnthusiast

Barone Pizzini 2009 Nature (Franciacorta) 92 points “Editor’s Choice” Made from organically grown grapes, this impressive sparkler is made with no sugar or liqueur added. It has an expressive fragrance of white flowers and stone fruit, while the palate offers apple, citrus and roasted almond notes along with hints of spice. It’s a perfect apéritif […]

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Pievalta: a profile of Castelli di Jesi’s first biodynamic grape grower

Above: Pievalta grape growers and winemakers, husband and wife, Alessandro Fenino and Silvia Loschi (image via WineStories.it). Pievalta: Biodynamic Pioneers in the Heart of Marches Wine Country “Biodynamic viticulture” denotes bringing life into the vineyards by helping the vines to re-activate the forces that allow them to interact with the sky and earth. At Pievalta, […]

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Congratulations to incoming Franciacorta president Vittorio Moretti!

And congratulations also to Barone Pizzini’s CEO Silvano Brescianini who will serve as the consortium’s vice president… The following press release was issued by the Franciacorta Consortium today. Consorzio Franciacorta’s General Assembly appoints new President and Board CHANGE IN THE LEADERSHIP: VITTORIO MORETTI NEW FRANCIACORTA PRESIDENT   Vittorio Moretti (above) is the new President of […]

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Barone Pizzini-Pievalta continues to sweep top Italian wine awards

Above: Barone Pizzini general manager Silvano Brescianini (right) presents a the Gambero Rosso 2014 “Animante Barone Pizzini” prize to Michelin-starred chef Stefano Masanti of the Ristorante Cantinone in Madesimo (Sondrio province, Lombardy). Stefano was recognized by the publication for his “devotion to the territory,” its food products, and local culinary traditions. It’s been quite a month for the Barone […]

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