Barone Pizzini Satèn

Barone Pizzini Satèn Franciacorta 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.

Barone Pizzini’s Satèn is made exclusively of the best Chardonnay grapes from six vineyards: Prada, Roncaglia, Roccolo, Clogna, Carabioli and Ronchi. Soils here are morainic with glacial deposits sitting at 200-280 meters above sea level. Even ripening and high natural acidity are key in this selection of grapes to achieve distinct Satèn style: elegance, freshness of aroma, and finesse of perlage.

After an August harvest, Chardonnay is gently pressed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and barrels. It is aged for six months in stainless steel tanks and barriques, followed by 30 to 40 months in bottle on the 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
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Barone Pizzini, Tank Room
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“Barone Pizzini is a pioneer of organic growing in Franciacorta, with a distinctive minerally house style. Satén is Franciacorta’s Chardonnay reinterpretation of the French crémant (lightly sparkling metodo classic). Fresh and complex on the nose, with hints of ricotta, hawthorn blossom and sugared almonds. Intense and savoury: a food wine.”
— Richard Baudains, Sep 2017
“Pale bright straw. Diesel fuel, herbs and nectarine on the austere nose. Then also austere on the palate, where high acidity lends a shrill impression to the orchard and stone fruit flavors. Closes long with noteworthy lemony bite. This will taste better with food; try it with oysters, clams and fish preparations involving citrus sauces.”
— Vinous, Dec 2018
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Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Franciacorta DOCG
Vineyard name
Prada, Roncaglia, Roccolo, Clogna, Carabioli, Ronchi
Vineyard size
118 acres
Soil composition
Moreinic enriched with glacial deposits
Training method
825 feet
3.4 tons
Year vineyard planted:
Harvest time:
Middle of August
First vintage of this wine:
Bottles produced of this wine:
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Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Chardonnay
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
12 days
Fermentation temperature:
59 °F
Type of aging container:
Type of oak:
Length of aging before bottling:
6 months
Age of Aging Container:
Length of bottle aging:
30 to 40 months
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Analytical Data
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