Barone Pizzini Animante Franciacorta Extra Brut NV

Barone Pizzini Animante Franciacorta Extra Brut NV

Barone Pizzini Animante Franciacorta Extra Brut NV

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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.

Animante is sourced from the estate?€?s 25 vineyards scattered in different locations across Franciacorta. The average elevation of the vines is 200/300 meters above sea level, with an average age of 20 years. Subsoils are complex in origin. Some are morainic in nature, while others are enriched by glacial river deposits.

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Bianco are sourced from all four distinct sites and harvested in August. Grapes are gently pressed, fermented in stainless steel tanks for six months, and further refined in bottle on natural yeasts for 20-30 months until disgorgement and a dosage mixture of 2-3g/l of organic sugar is added.

Animante Brut offers a zesty texture, a vein of minerality and vibrant acidity that cuts through a creamy risotto or pasta. For a delightful contrast, match to foods rich in umami such as cured meats, mushrooms, or shellfish, flavors that balance well with Animante's full stone fruit notes.