Barone Pizzini, Franciacorta Brut Rose
Made from grapes grown in vineyards that lie on the edge of the woods, this sensual and idyllic expression of Pinot Noir is transformed into notes of underbrush, currant, and blueberry together with hints of black cherry in the glass. The structure and balance of this wine are interwoven in a lingering tension between its rich flavour and acidity. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for 10 months in stainless steel and in second passage barrique. Each Edition is the result of a unique and unrepeatable vintage, an expression of the character and temperament of seasons that will never manifest themselves in the same way.
Ideal with main courses, fish, white meats, cheeses, and salami.
Barone Pizzini was founded in 1870 by the noble family of the same name. It is one of the oldest wineries in Franciacorta and was the first winery in the region to promote biodiversity and natural farming methods. The company has captured the area’s long cultural significance to help shape both Franciacorta’s legacy and contemporary character. Pizzini is a keen observer of its land, developing thoughtful farming models that have propelled them to the front line of their region. Its key philosophy is to trust in nature first. Silvano Brescianini, the winemaker (and CEO), took over winemaking responsibilities in 1994. For him, vines and wines are borne out of natural farming and, as such, should reflect their origins. His aim of low intervention results in wines defined less by artifice and more by location.
Situated in the best areas of Franciacorta production. Pizzini also own a 26-hectare biodynamic wine estate in the Marche (Pievalta) and have further expanded their holdings with an estate in Maremma (Poderi di Ghiaccioforte) on the Tuscan coast. All farming practices on their three estates subscribe to natural models that use organic matter to sustain soil fertility with natural parasites to control pests. Sensitivity begins with the health of the soil and extends throughout their viticultural practices in defense of the transparency of their different terroirs. The winery building itself represents a desire to reduce environmental impact and to maximize energy savings. The architectural choices guarantee the ideal environment for producing wines that respect the environment. For this reason, two thirds of the building lie underground, ensuring that ambient temperature remains stable, naturally.