The winery was among the first in Italy to make environmental sustainability a key part of their production approach: here's Barone Pizzini with its Franciacorta Extra Brut Animante.

Barone Pizzini

At Silvano Brescianini they’re always thinking ahead. The winery was among the first in Italy to make environmental sustainability a key part of their production approach, developing it as a core value across all the group’s wineries. And it was they who produced the first organic Franciacorta of the appellation. Today the vineyards are managed according to biodynamic principles, and they’re increasingly focused on reviving historic grapes so as to withstand the challenges of climate change. Our Wine to Buy is the extremely fragrant and juicy Franciacorta Extra Brut Animante, freshly awarded with Tre Bicchieri in our Vini d’Italia 2022 guidebook.

Franciacorta Extra Brut Animante

For the first time, sees a small percentage of Erbamat in its blend where Chardonnay is dominant. It reveals enticing, meaty aromas of apple, peach and licorice. The palate is creamy, rich, slightly smoky, with excellent length and balsamic expansion. The final touch is a sligthy spicy touch, which comes together with a savory vein. This Franciacorta shows such a refreshing and vibrant drinkability, pointing a new course for the future of the denomination.  We highly recommend to pair it with salmon dishes, from sashimi to spicy versions, or a crispy fried chicken with a lemon twist.

Barone Pizzini, Franciacorta Extra Brut Animante

Retail Price: 23 euros – Via S.Carlo, 14  Provaglio d’Iseo, Brescia, Lombardy