Over twenty years of Organic Viticulture

1998 - 2021

Our vineyards are full of life, with strong roots that express a true bond with the territory. Organic is the means, the end is quality.

Organic Viticulture

The first organic Franciacorta

Organic winemaking is the natural culmination of a quest to achieve the greatest expression of land. Respect for nature is the best tool for obtaining grapes rich with life and expressive potential. The balance between humankind and nature is at the heart of wines that have a deep connection to the land where they are made. Such wines are unique and cannot be reproduced elsewhere.

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Vineyard

Barone Pizzini is the first Organic Franciacorta certified according to the European Regulation.

Biodiversity Friend certification, standard owned by the Word Biodiversity Association onlus, to enhance life as a source of wealth

Ita-Ca project to reduce the carbon footprint. Emissions are calculated using the International Wine Carbon Protocol IWCP scheme then processed with the system Ita-Ca (Italian Wine Carbon Calculator)

Biopass, project to measure biodiversity and corporate sustainability

Erbamat: the rediscovery of an ancient native vine. From the study and analysis of its characteristics to the production of the first Franciacorta with Erbamat.

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Winery

Parcelling out

Each vineyard produces unique fruits, expression of that particle. In the cellar, this difference is enhanced through an approach of respect towards the single plot of land

Bioclimatic solutions

55 kWp photovoltaic system for the supply of 1/3 of energy, the rest is purchased from renewable sources

System of energy recovery from the ground to keep the temperature constant

Phyto-purification of the black and gray waters of the cellar

Use of renewable materials for the construction of the winery

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Analysis

The analyzes carried out by Unione Italiana Vini attest that the result of our work is a wine without synthetic chemicals

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“Organic grape-growing is arduous and requires more hours of manual labor. But it can be done. Since 1998, the fruit of our commitment has been healthy, beautiful grapes. Organic vineyards teem with life. Their robust roots dig deep and they express a real connection with the land. Organic farming is the means but quality is the end.”

What does Organic Viticulture mean?

“Organic viticulture” means that we use only substances found in nature or obtained from nature through simple processes to protect and feed plants in the countryside. No chemical processing or genetic manipulation, no GMO, fertilizers or synthesised chemical pesticides.

Organic grapes enjoy a life cycle that doesn’t rely on chemicals.

WE PREVENT

Biodiversity is encouraged in organic vineyards and the vines grow in a soil that is rich in life.

Grass growing between the rows enables this delicate balance: herbaceous plants also house many forms of insects that control each other, leaving less room for certain parasites.

We assess the weather reports, observe the levels of disease aggressiveness and agree on an integrated protection plan.

WE NOURISH

Thanks to beneficial bacteria the plant can feed better and more naturally on the mineral substances in the soil, developing more resistance to diseases and better production capacity over time.

WE DEFEND

Treatments against certain parasites are carried out using only sulphur and copper in their simplest compositions. Against harmful insects we use only natural plant products or bacteria. All precautions are taken to avoid the negative effects of the vicinity between organic vineyards and conventional vineyards.

All this implies more commitment, both intellectual and operational, and requires adapting to the rhythms of nature.

Organic farming, however, gives rise to high quality grapes, rich in flavor and character, which constitute the raw material from which a great wine is made.

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Organic viticulture

A guaranteed commitment

Barone Pizzini carries out projects in collaboration with external specialized bodies, which contribute with their knowledge to a guaranteed and certified result.

Ita.Ca project

Barone Pizzini helps to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions through a combination of farming practices, a highly energy-efficient winery, and a dedication to being a pioneer in organic wine production in Franciacorta.

Barone Pizzini was among the first wineries in Italy to participate in the Ita.ca project, which not only allows it to monitor its CO2 emissions but also makes it possible to measure the environmental impact of the winemaking process.

Biodiversity Friend

Barone Pizzini obtains the Biodiversity Friend certificate, the first standard for the certification of biodiversity in agriculture, sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Policies and owned by the WBA-World Biodiversity Association onlus.

The level of biodiversity in Barone Pizzini’s vineyards was measured using specific “evaluations” related to the quality of the soil, water, and air.

These also included evaluations of “actions” like fertilization management and farming practices that help to restore the soil’s fertility; the use of renewable energy sources; and solid measures for conserving energy and reducing green house emissions.

For compliance with these and other parameters, the certification was issued by CSQA.

Biopass, soil quality analysis

Biopass is the Italian project for the measurement, preservation and increase of biodiversity in viticulture, carried out by Sata Agronomic Studio in collaboration with the working group led by Prof. Leonardo Valenti of Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the University of Milan and with the team of Dr. Enzo Mescalchin of the Edmund Mach Foundation of San Michele all’Adige.

The main objective of the study is to evaluate and therefore have the tools to improve the sustainability of the supply chain.

The focus of the survey focused on biodiversity and therefore on the soil, to provide useful information for agronomic choices.

Erbamat: an ancient vine and a reasoning in perspective

Erbamat is an ancient native vine of Brescia, characterized by a strong acidity and a very low sugar content, which is read for the first time in 1564 in a text by the agronomist Agostino Gallo entitled “The ten days of true agriculture and the pleasures of the villa”.

After disappearing from all the maps and vineyards for almost 500 years, in 2008 we planted a hectare with the help of the agronomist Pierluigi Donna and Sata Studio Agronomico with the aim of studying its characteristics and behavior.

Three VSQ Metodo Classico wines were born from this path: Tesi 1, Tesi 2 and Tesi 3, each with a different percentage of Erbamat inside, blended with the two international grape varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Tesi 1 contained 60% of Erbamat, Tesi 2 40% and Tesi 3 34%; these wines were produced in limited quantities and will not be repeated againThe design of the three spheres, wich inspired us for the label, remindsthe studies of optics of Leonardo da Vinci, lived in the Renaissance, a period of great inspiration and research, principles that we want to propose in our work.

In 2017, the Franciacorta production code approved the possibility of inserting Erbamat into the cuvée for a maximum of 10%, so we worked to create the first Franciacorta with Erbamat: ANIMANTE

Valoritalia and analysis

We would like to freely share with you the results of analysis carried out on our wines, which attest to the absence of pesticides, fungicides and insecticides.

Organic Viticulture is certified in Italy by bodies accredited by the Ministry of Agriculture. Our wines are recognised by Valoritalia with the “Organic Agriculture” mark.

For methods applied in the cellar, in March 2012 came into force on EU regulation no. 203/2012 which officially introduced the category of Organic Wine.

Download our Organic Certification.

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Valoritalia and analysis

Organic Viticulture is certified in Italy by bodies accredited by the Ministry of Agriculture. Our wines are recognised by Valoritalia with the “Organic Agriculture” mark.

For methods applied in the cellar, in March 2012 came into force on EU regulation no. 203/2012 which officially introduced the category of Organic Wine.

Download our Organic Certification.

Consult the analysis of our wines

Valoritalia and analysis

Organic Viticulture is certified in Italy by bodies accredited by the Ministry of Agriculture. Our wines are recognised by Valoritalia with the “Organic Agriculture” mark.

For methods applied in the cellar, in March 2012 came into force on EU regulation no. 203/2012 which officially introduced the category of Organic Wine.

Download our Organic Certification.