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OUR HISTORY

Twenty years of Baglio di Pianetto, a Sicilian journey.

The first twenty years of Baglio di Pianetto tell the story of a great and successful quest. In the two estates of Santa Cristina Gela and Val di Noto, Conte Paolo Marzotto fulfilled his dream of producing wines capable of expressing two different and unique Sicilian terroirs, applying all the wine-making savoir faire of the great French chateaux: a high quality wine production striking the perfect balance between tradition and innovation.

It is the awareness of such a significant history that binds together Baglio di Pianetto and its wine estates, in the countryside of Palermo and the Val di Noto respectively, two very different terroirs which, nonetheless, come together to form one unique quality design. Baglio di Pianetto’s environmentally sustainable production, confirmed and enhanced by the reconversion of the entire agricultural estate (approx. 160 ha) to organic farming, is born from the effort to meet the needs of the many wine lovers who want clear and reliable information regarding what they eat or drink.

A choice rewarded by the attention of an increasingly diverse and widespread consumer base. 50% of all bottles produced by Baglio di Pianetto are sold outside of Italy: in the United States, Japan, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, France, Norway, the Czech Republic, Canada and many emerging economies.

Twenty years of Baglio di Pianetto, a Sicilian journey.

The first twenty years of Baglio di Pianetto tell the story of a great and successful quest. In the two estates of Santa Cristina Gela and Val di Noto, Conte Paolo Marzotto fulfilled his dream of producing wines capable of expressing two different and unique Sicilian terroirs, applying all the wine-making savoir faire of the great French chateaux: a high quality wine production striking the perfect balance between tradition and innovation.

50% of the bottles produced by Baglio di Pianetto are sold outside of Italy.

It is the awareness of such a significant history that binds together Baglio di Pianetto and its wine estates, in the countryside of Palermo and the Val di Noto respectively, two very different terroirs which, nonetheless, come together to form one unique quality design. Baglio di Pianetto’s environmentally sustainable production, confirmed and enhanced by the reconversion of the entire agricultural estate (approx. 160 ha) to organic farming, is born from the effort to meet the needs of the many wine lovers who want clear and reliable information regarding what they eat or drink.

A choice rewarded by the attention of an increasingly diverse and widespread consumer base. 50% of all bottles produced by Baglio di Pianetto are sold outside of Italy: in the United States, Japan, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, France, Norway, the Czech Republic, Canada and many emerging economies.

THE FAMILY

COUNT PAOLO MARZOTTO

Many years ago on a family trip through Sicily, a child too young to know who he would become one day, asked his mother to buy him a bottle of wine. Of course, she replied he was far too young to make such a request. But the boy insisted until, finally, his mother gave in. She told him he could have a bottle of wine but he would have to wait till the age of seventeen to open it.

Having reached that age, that child, now a boy, finally opened the bottle only to find that much of the wine had evaporated. Count Paolo Marzotto never got to taste the wine he waited so long for, but this particular discovery captured his imagination.

Hence, the Count began is search, he wanted to understand how wine was made.

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A research that has proved long lasting and fruitful, touching noble viticultural traditions such as those found in Veneto, Tuscany, Alto Adige, Lombardy, and finally, in 1997, Sicily. Here, the Count found Baglio di Pianetto, in the countryside of Palermo, with its view of hills, luscious greenery, steep rock formations and enough water to earn it the nickname “little Switzerland”.

Here in Baglio di Pianetto as well as in the wine estate of Tenuta Baroni, in the province of Noto, acquired one year later, Count Paolo’s wish to produce wines that exalted a unique terroir through the savoir faire of great French chateaux found its ideal fulfilment. Tenuta Baroni became the home of the Sicilian native Nero d’Avola, used in the making of Cembali, which the Count regards as one of his best wines for its unique softness and elegance.

Wishes and ideas that have become a reality thanks to the Count’s love for Sicily and his passion for wine, a love kept alive through innovative and courageous choices, renewed in the second and third generations that have stepped in to help further the founder’s vision, testifying to the historic commitment of the Marzotto family.

THE FAMILY

COUNT PAOLO MARZOTTO

Many years ago on a family trip through Sicily, a child too young to know who he would become one day, asked his mother to buy him a bottle of wine. Of course, she replied he was far too young to make such a request. But the boy insisted until, finally, his mother gave in. She told him he could have a bottle of wine but he would have to wait till the age of seventeen to open it.

Having reached that age, that child, now a boy, finally opened the bottle only to find that much of the wine had evaporated. Count Paolo Marzotto never got to taste the wine he waited so long for, but this particular discovery captured his imagination.

Hence, the Count began is search, he wanted to understand how wine was made.

 

DSCN4150c

A research that has proved long lasting and fruitful, touching noble viticultural traditions such as those found in Veneto, Tuscany, Alto Adige, Lombardy, and finally, in 1997, Sicily. Here, the Count found Baglio di Pianetto, in the countryside of Palermo, with its view of hills, luscious greenery, steep rock formations and enough water to earn it the nickname “little Switzerland”.

Here in Baglio di Pianetto as well as in the wine estate of Tenuta Baroni, in the province of Noto, acquired one year later, Count Paolo’s wish to produce wines that exalted a unique terroir through the savoir faire of great French chateaux found its ideal fulfilment. Tenuta Baroni became the home of the Sicilian native Nero d’Avola, used in the making of Cembali, which the Count regards as one of his best wines for its unique softness and elegance.

Wishes and ideas that have become a reality thanks to the Count’s love for Sicily and his passion for wine, a love kept alive through innovative and courageous choices, renewed in the second and third generations that have stepped in to help further the founder’s vision, testifying to the historic commitment of the Marzotto family.

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