Barone Pizzini Rosé

Barone Pizzini Rosé Franciacorta DOCG bottle image

Wine Description

Barone Pizzini was founded in 1870 by the noble family of the same name. It is one of the oldest wineries in Franciacorta, and was the first winery in the region to promote biodiversity and natural farming methods. This choice was made in the mid-nineties because it was considered an essential condition to have “live” vines, which give healthy grapes to make high-quality wines that are a complete expression of the terroir.

Rosé Franciacorta, 100% Pinot Nero, is sourced from six vineyards: Roccolo, Santella, Roncaglia, Pian delle Viti, Gallo and Polzina. Soils here are morainic with glacial deposits sitting at 200-350 meters above sea level. Each vineyard’s proximity at the edge of forests maintains cool temperatures throughout hotter days of the growing season.

After an August harvest, Pinot Nero is gently pressed and ferments in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. It is aged six months in stainless steel tanks and barriques, and in bottle for 30 to 40 months on natural yeasts until disgorgement and a dosage mixture of 2-3g/l of organic sugar is added.

Barone Pizzini Vineyard
Barone Pizzini Winery Barrel Room
Barone Pizzini, Winery Team
Barone Pizzini, Tank Room
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“Made with organically farmed Pinot Nero, this vibrant wine delivers pure strawberry, cherry and cake spice flavors backed up by mineral and a hint of pastry. It’s framed in an elegant, lively perlage while fresh acidity provides impeccable balance and a crisp finish. Delicious!”
— Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2015
“Toasty on the nose with bread dough, dried raspberry, tangerine undertones, and a nice tangy snap. Over time in the glass, plenty of detail emerges, filling out the personality. On the palate there's great texture, with minerally acidity, and a bit of grip, under the lean raspberry and fresh brioche. Shows some nice structure and a long mineral finish.”
— Brunello Bob's World of Wine, Dec 2015
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Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Franciacorta DOCG
Vineyard name
Roccolo, Santella, Roncaglia, Pian delle Viti, Gallo, Polzina
Vineyard size
118 acres
Soil composition
Moreinic enriched with glacial deposits
Training method
660 feet
3.6 tons
First vintage of this wine:
Bottles produced of this wine:
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Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
Pinot Nero
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
12 days
Fermentation temperature:
57 °F
Maceration technique:
delestage (20% of the blend)
Type of aging container:
Type of oak:
Length of aging before bottling:
6 months
Age of Aging Container:
One year
Length of bottle aging:
30 to 40 months
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Analytical Data
pH level:
8.4 g/L
12.9 %
Dry extract:
25.9 g/L
Residual sugar:
4.9 g/L