reply Green manure (silly plowing) at Barone Pizzini

A note from the Barone Pizzini agronomist Pierluigi Donna: Barone Pizzini borrows certain techniques from biodynamics, like that of increasing the organic substance in the soil by planting legumes that thrive between the rows. The plants enrich the soil with natural nitrogen without the use of fertilizers. Using this “green manure” practice, we till the … Read more

Barone Pizzini, one of the oldest in Franciacorta & an organic farming pioneer

Founded in 1870, Barone Pizzini is one of the oldest wineries in Franciacorta and it was the first estate in the appellation to practice organic farming. Ever since its conversion in the 1990s and the organic certification of all its vineyards in 2001, the winemaking team at Barone Pizzini has remained faithful to its belief … Read more

@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 … Read more

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 … Read more