Franciacorta DOCG Animante

Basic Information

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: the first Franciacorta with Erbamat

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Technical Sheet

Tasting notes

Straw yellow in color, with notes of flowers, citrus, acacia honey, apricot and dried fruit. Since the end closure with savory creaminess.

Food pairing

As an appetizer with raw seafood or Culatello di Zibello, at the table with pasta, fish and white meats.

Serving temperature





25 vineyards in the municipalities of Provaglio d’Iseo, Passirano, Corte Franca, Adro


Italia, Lombardia, Franciacorta



Alcool percentage


Number of plants per hectare

5.000 – 6.250


Gentle pressing, fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks


8 months in stainless-steel tanks. 8 disgorgings between October and September

Minimum aging in bottle

20-30 months on the lees

% of grape/cépage

Chardonnay 77%, Pinot noir 17%, Pinot blanc 3%, Erbamat 3%

Soil type

Generally of recent moraine origin, from glacial river  with abundant, deep and permeable gravel structure



Training system


Type of harvest

Manual in crates


Slow Wine 2022 Chiocciola e Vino Slow

Guide Slow Wine

Score Chiocciola e Vino Slow

Publish Year 2022

Wine Enthusiast 2019 93

Guide Wine Enthusiast

Score 93

Publish Year 2019

Wine Advocate 2018 90+

Guide Wine Advocate

Score 90+

Publish Year 2018

Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 Gold Medal

Guide Sommelier Wine Awards

Score Gold Medal

Publish Year 2015

Sommelier Wine Awards 2014 Gold Medal

Guide Sommelier Wine Awards

Score Gold Medal

Publish Year 2014