It represents the soul of Barone Pizzini because it embodies the living nature of its vineyards. It’s the crowning achievement of a long process of pionering renewal that led Barone Pizzini to become the first organic grower and winemaker in Franciacorta.
Animante is an “organic wine”, the result of the choice towards processing methods, in the countryside and in the cellar, aimed at guaranteeing the maximum representation of the territory. In the vineyard only substances of natural origin are used. Biodiversity is also encouraged to allow for a balance between all forms of life, plant and animal.
DOCG (controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin)
Chardonnay 77%, Pinot nero 17%, Pinot bianco 3%, Erbamat 3%
25 vineyards in the municipalities of Provaglio d’Iseo, Passirano, Corte Franca, Adro
generally of recent moraine origin, from glacial river and lake deposits with abundant, deep and permeable gravel structure
Type of harvest
Manual in crates
Number of plants per hectare
5.000 – 6.250
Production per hectare in kg
Gentle pressing, fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks
8 months in stainless-steel tanks
Minimum aging in bottle
20-30 months on the lees. 8 disgorgings between October and September
As an appetizer with raw seafood or Culatello di Zibello, at the table with pasta, fish and white meats.
8 – 10 °C
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