Barone Pizzini's winery and vineyards

Architecture and viticulture in respect of the environment at the service of quality wine

A quality wine comes from the symbiosis between the elements that compose it, each of which has an equally important role.

From its origins until today the work of Barone Pizzini has followed a path marked by sustainability, to produce wines that represent the territory in which they are born.

These attentions are not directed only to the vineyard, but to all the steps in the winemaking process and to the impact on the environment.

Our approach to organic farming is global, and concerns all factors: from agricultural methods to the bio-architecture of the cellar, designed to fit harmoniously into the context of Franciacorta.

Founded in 1870

The history of the first organic Franciacorta

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The winery

The building represents the desire to reduce the environmental impact and maximize energy savings.

The architectural choices are functional to guarantee an ideal space to produce wines in respect of the territory.

For this reason the structure, buried for two thirds and covering an area of ​​approximately 5,600 square meters, adopts bioclimatic strategies and solutions.

Photovoltaic panels, natural cooling system, use of stone, wood and water purification are just some of the expedients used.

Cantina Barone Pizzini

A winery is a little bit like a tree. We only see a part of it. The rest is in its roots underground. That’s where we find its reasons for being a building. And it’s this hidden posture that gives the architecture its energy, its cool temperature, and its vivacity. It captures them from the earth and gives them to the wine.

Claudio Gasparotti

Architect and Founding Partner

While we were studying the plans for the new cellar, we thought about spaces where we could work better and suitable equipment for respecting the integrity of the fruit, one of the essential requirements for the final quality of the wine.

Silvano Brescianini

General manager and founding partner

The vineyards

The 25 vineyards, located in different areas of Franciacorta, extend over a total area of ​​47 hectares.

The altitude is 200/350 over sea level and the average age of the implants is around fifteen.

Each vineyard has its own characteristics due to its exposure, altitude and soil composition which make it different from all the others.

The soil is of complex origin, partly morainic but enriched with fluvioglacial deposits.

The fact that we employ organic farming creates even greater potential in the substrate. Organic practices improve the vitality of the strata that the roots explore as they extend themselves over time. As they dig deeper, they find balanced, active fertility.

Pierluigi Donna

Vineyard Manager and Partner

Barone Pizzini - Festival di Franciacorta 15-16 settembre 2018

1998 – 2019

More than twenty years of Organic Viticulture

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Beyond Franciacorta

From North to Central Italy, from the lowland forest of Montenetto to the windy hills of Maremma, passing through the steep slopes of the Esina Valley, our commitment to organic farming extends far beyond Franciacorta…

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Castelli di Jesi

Pievalta

A terroir far from the Franciacorta one, diversified by the microclimates of the two sides of the Esino, which give life to wines with different characteristics.

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Maremma

Ghiaccioforte

Two neighboring plots with different characteristics exert the influence of soil and exposure on Sangiovese, the prince vine.

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Montenetto

Colombaroli

9 hectares of organic vineyard divided among 5 vines: Marzemino, Sangiovese and Merlot for red wines and Trebbiano and Chardonnay for whites.

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Oltre la Franciacorta

Da Nord a Centro Italia, dalla foresta planiziale di Montenetto ai ventilati colli di Maremma, passando per i versanti ripidi della Valle Esina, il nostro impegno nell’agricoltura biologica si estende ben oltre la Franciacorta…

Un terroir lontano da quello franciacortino, diversificato dai microclimi dei due lati dell’Esino, che dan vita a vini dalle caratteristiche differenti.

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Due appezzamenti vicini ma con caratteristiche differenti esplicano l’influenza di suolo ed esposizione sul Sangiovese, vitigno principe.

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9 ettari di vigna biologica divisi tra 5 vitigni: Marzemino, Sangiovese e Merlot per i vini rossi e Trebbiano e Chardonnay per i bianchi.

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