Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Brut Animante - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Brut Animante

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Barone Pizzini Franciacorta Brut Animante

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It represents the soul of Barone Pizzini because it embodies the living nature of its vineyards. It's the crowning achievement of a long process of pionering renewal that led Barone Pizzini to become the first organic grower and winemaker in Franciacorta.
Category Sparkling Wine
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Region Italy, Lombardy
Brand Barone Pizzini
Alcohol/vol 12%
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Wine EnthusiastMade with organically grown grapes, this offers aromas of white flower, Bartlett pear, citrus and spice. The lively palate delivers lemon pastries, Golden Delicious apple and clove alongside bright acidity and a creamy, soft mousse.

Kerin O'Keefe, December 1, 2014
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Wine AdvocateMade with organically-farmed fruit, the non-vintage Franciacorta Brut Animante is a plush and textured sparkling wine that peels back slowly to reveal aromas of peach, honeydew melon, pear and Golden Delicious apple. Crisp acidity helps to create a mouthfeel that is light, tonic and graced with a great sense of energy and brightness. The wine presents mild textural richness that suggests immediate or near-term drinking window. The blend is 78% Chardonnay, 18% Pinot Nero and 4% Pinot Bianco.

Monica Larner, September 2015
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Wine SpectatorClean-cut and balanced, with a subtle, smoky undertow and flavors of Jonagold apple, mandarin orange peel and anise. Moderate finish. Drink now. 7,500 cases made.

Alison Napjus, 2016