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Franciacorta Naturae 2016 – Barone Pizzini

Franciacorta Naturae Edizione 2016 - Barone Pizzini
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: Piero Pardini – The Wolf Post – Italy

Wine: Franciacorta Naturae
Variety composition: 70% Chardonnay 30% Pinot Noir
Alcoholic strength: 12% vol.
Vintage: 2016.
Classification: Franciacorta D.O.C.G ..
Production area: Pian delle Viti, Cioset, Clogna, Carabioli, Troso, Ronchi, Gremoni.
Soil structure: part on a mountainous relief with rocky substratum and fine limestone deposition, especially in depth; part of recent moraine origin mixed with fluvioglacial deposition.
Training system: Guyot.
Cultivation method: organic.
Plant density: 5,000 – 6,250 plants / ha
Grape yield per hectare: 85 – 90 quintals
Vinification: Soft pressing, fermentation in heat-conditioned stainless steel vats.
Maturation: 10 months in 70% stainless steel tanks and 30% exhausted barriques.
Bottle aging on the lees: From 30 to 40 months on the lees.
Serving temperature: 8°-10° C.

Franciacorta Naturae Edizione 2016 - Barone Pizzini

© Barone Pizzini – Lombardia – ITALY

Tasting Notes
In the glass the sample is bright, golden yellow in color with a perfect perlage.
The nose is a scent of citrus, white peach, apple, and freshly picked white flowers.
The sip is perfectly balanced, fresh, with moderate sapidity. A citrus aftertaste and a delicate nuance of broom remain in the mouth.
It is recommended in combination with an amberjack tartare.

Rating
4 Lupetti


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Barone Pizzini
Via San Carlo, 14
25050 Provaglio d’Iseo (BS)
Phone +39 030 9848311
E-mail: info@baronepizzini.it
Website: www.baronepizzini.it

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor-in-chief of "The Wolf Post".
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the essay "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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