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

Carbon Calculator results for 2010 and comparison

Last month, we announced Barone Pizzini’s participation in the Italian Wine Carbon Calculator program. The following figures are the official results of the survey for 2009 and 2010. These comforting figures demonstrate that awareness of one’s our emissions allows us design a more virtuous process that helps winery in the short term and betters the … Read more

“Imagine a Winter Morning in an Organic Vineyard and the Lethargy of Nature”

Last Saturday, Pievalta hosted its annual event, “Imagine a Winter Morning in an Organic Vineyard and the Lethargy of Nature.” Now in its second year, this fun gathering is led by our winemaker, Alessandro. He teaches the participants how to prune a vine. And then they go out and test their skills in the vineyard … Read more

Barone Pizzini in Houston, Weds., Feb. 12, HSA seminar

Above: the Houston Sommelier Association is one of the leading wine professional trade groups in the USA today. Barone Pizzini manager and Franciacorta Consortium Vice President Silvano Brescianini will be leading a Franciacorta seminar at the Houston Sommelier Association on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 10:30 a.m. The event is free and will be held at … Read more

On the road in the U.S.: Gambero Rosso tastings February 2014

Barone Pizzini manager will be pouring the “Tre Bicchieri” winner Barone Pizzini 2009 Franciacorta Brut Nature at the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri tastings in New York (Feb. 6), Chicago (Feb. 11), and San Francisco (Feb. 13) next month. Click here for event and registration info. The Gambero Rosso tastings are open to members of the … Read more