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 … Read more
In his preview (below) of SparkleDAY, a sparkling wine tasting held each year in Rome since 2001, national Italian daily Il Messagero wine critic Fabio Turchetti calls the Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Nature one of the “masterpieces” that will be featured in the tasting flight. “Extra fine bubbles,” he writes, “with aromas of crusty bread, almond, … Read more
Above: “After 25 days, 11,529 crates of grapes, and 600 cups of espresso and meals sitting around the wine press,” wrote Pievalta general manager Silvia Loschi on the winery’s Facebook on October 8, “harvest 2015 is over!” “The cold, rainy 2014 vintage posed many challenges” for Verdicchio growers write the editors of Slow Wine in … Read more
We are thrilled to announce that in a season in which Barone Pizzini and Pievalta have already delivered a tsunami of accolades, Pievalta has brought home yet another with a “best in quality-price ratio” award from the editors of the Gambero Rosso Bere Bene(Drink Well) guide 2016 for its 2014 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Superiore Dominé.
Above, from left: Chef Bobo Cerea of Da Vittorio, Chef Vito Mollica of Il Palagio (Four Seasons), Chef Chicco Cerea of Da Vittorio, and Barone Pizzini CEO Silvano Brescianini. Once again, Barone Pizzini has brought home an “Excellence” award from the Espresso restaurant and wine guide, arguably Italy’s top accolade for both categories. That’s Barone … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more