Franciacorta is the perfect place for making Italy’s best bubbles. “Franciacorta” is the name of the area, the production method (traditional, bottle fermentation) and also the name of the wine, Franciacorta DOCG (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin). Barone Pizzini was founded in 1870 and is one of the oldest wineries in Franciacorta. It was also the first winery in Franciacorta to adopt organic viticulture methods. The cellar, close to Iseo lake, was built in 2006 according to eco-friendly architectural standards, respondig to the commitment to respect the environment and quality production. So that the richness and integrity of the fruit, obtained in the vineyard using organic viticulture methods, are maintained in the cellar. The vineyards cover a total surface area of 47 hectares (about 116 acres), divided into 25 parcels. The average altitude is 200 meters above sea level and the vineyards are on average about 15 years old. The vineyards are situated in what are considered the best wine-growing areas of Franciacorta for their exposure and soil composition. In fact the soil is complex: partly morainic, but enriched with fluvioglacial deposits. The substratum is given further potential for producing fines wines by organic farming methods, which improve the vitality of the layers explored by the roots and determine a balanced and active fertility deep down. The expression of the terroir is done in such an uncontaminated and unique way by respecting the organisms that have settled there spontaneously and by processing the minerals supplied naturally by the dynamic flow of life.

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