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.
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.
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.
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.
General manager and founding partner
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.
Vineyard Manager and Partner
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…
Castelli di Jesi
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.
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…