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Lombardy - Italy

The first Organic Franciacorta

Founded in 1870 by  Pizzini noble family , Barone Pizzini is one of the oldest wineries in Franciacorta and was the first estate in the appellation to produce a Franciacorta. adopting organic viticulture method.  Franciacorta was recognized as an official Italian appellation in 1967 and in 1971 the winery first bottle of Barone Pizzini Franciacorta was made. Since its trials with organic viticulture in the 1990s, in 2001 the process begins for the organic certification in the vineyard.  The winemaking team at Barone Pizzini has remained faithful to its belief that chemical-free farming is essential to the production of high-quality wines.The vineyards cover a total surface area of 54 hectares (roughly 116 acres), divided into 29 parcels in the municipalities of Provaglio d'Iseo, Corte Franca, Adro and Passirano. 
In 2007, a new ‘bioarchitecture’ winery was designed  with a view to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to a minimum . 
In 2015 the winery obtained Biodiversity Friend Certificate, the first farming biodiversity certification.

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