We are pleased to announce that, once again, Barone Pizzini has brought home a Snail (Chiocciola) award with the publication of the 2016 Slow Wine Guide.

Here’s how the editors of the guide describe the meaning of the Snail award:

The “Snail” [or “Chiocciola” in Italian] is awarded to a winery for the way in which it interprets the sensorial, territorial, and environmental characteristics of their wines in synch with Slow Food.

The wines by “snailed” wineries also need to represent good price-quality ratio.

The Slow Food movement (or Slow movement, as it is often referred to now) was founded in the late 1980s in response to the growing number of fast food restaurants and expanding fast food culture in Italy at the time.

Pievalta, Barone Pizzini’s estate in Jesi, also brought home a Snail this year.

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