Franciacorta harvest update 2013: ideal conditions for Chardonnay

On the above photo, taken yesterday, Barone Pizzini agronomist Pierluigi Donna notes: These Chardonnay berries have reached their nearly definitive size. Soon, over the course of a few weeks, véraison (the onset of ripening) will begin: they will begin to change color, from green to bright yellow, and they will begin to become softer. These robust, beautiful bunches are … Read more

Barone Pizzini brings home Espresso “Excellence” prize… again!

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

Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): “2011 Franciacorta Satèn Brut is a lovely sparkling wine” (91 points)

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

For your New Year’s consideration: 91 points, “2011 Franciacorta Satèn Brut is a lovely sparkling wine” (Monica Larner)

For all of our recent accolades, please see this thread. 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 … Read more

Barone Pizzini creator of the Ferrari horse & friend to the “ace of aces”

He was called the “ace of aces” and was one of the most famous aviators of World War I: Francesco Baracca (1888-1918), “the Prancing Horse,” author of 34 aerial victories during “the great war,” and one of the most celebrated wartime figures of the era. As a young cavalry officer in training at the Scuola … Read more