Barone Pizzini, 'Animante', Brut NV, Franciacorta DOCG, Italy


This elegant and outstanding northern Italian sparkling blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Bianco is subtly perfumed with green apple and lime fruits with the lovely toasty edge that you would expect from a wine that has spent two years being aged on its lees. A serious contender to Champagne.

Lovely balance between the medley of citrus, floral and exotic fruit and the palate-pleasing creamy, nutty texture. Alive, dry, precise and persistent this fine bottle fermented Franciacorta from Pizzini shows off the undoubted class and potential of the region.

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.The company has captured the area’s long cultural significance to help shape both Franciacorta’s legacy and contemporary character. 

A Robert Parker 90+ points wine.

Producer: Barone Pizzini

Country: Italy

Region: Franciacorta, Veneto

Grapes: Chardonnay 78%, Pinot Noir 18%, Pinot Blanc 4%

Alcohol: 12.0%

Vintage: NV

Status: Vegan, Organic