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TO LOVE WINE IS TO LOVE NATURE

In 2017 Baglio di Pianetto has achieved an important milestone: its twentieth vintage. A milestone which is not only symbolic, as it puts in context two decades’ worth of work towards a project which now, at its peak, has reached full maturity. The result of precise and virtuous choices, especially when it comes to matters of environmental sustainability.

TO LOVE WINE IS TO LOVE NATURE

In 2017 Baglio di Pianetto has achieved an important milestone: its twentieth vintage. A milestone which is not only symbolic, as it puts in context two decades’ worth of work towards a project which now, at its peak, has reached full maturity. The result of precise and virtuous choices, especially when it comes to matters of environmental sustainability.

VINIFICATION AND AGEING

Baglio di Pianetto vinifies its grapes in the same area where they are grown. Both in the Pianetto Estate near Palermo and in Contrada Baroni in Val di Noto, the freshly harvested grapes are immediately brought to the cellars where they are destemmed, pressed and vinified. In Pianetto, the cellar has been designed to meet an essential principle of the production philosophy envisioned by Count Paolo Marzotto: protecting the integrity of the fruit and optimizing all available natural resources. It is a high-rise cellar, which uses gravity to drastically reduce the use of pumps for the movement of musts and wines.
Temperature regulation in the processing areas is achieved using the natural insulation provided by the rock and earth strata that surround the underground storeys. In the depths of the hill - at 32 meters below ground – are located the barrique and bottle cellars. High technological control ensures the monitoring of every step of the winemaking process, minimizing the need for corrective action.
In the Baroni estate, a preliminary vinification of the grapes is carried out on site. The wine is then transported to Pianetto where it is left to age in tanks or barriques, then finally bottled and packaged.
Marketing, however, only takes place once the required ageing time has allowed the wine to reach its full expressive maturity, elegance and complexity: red wines, for example, are aged in the cellar for as long as six or seven years before they can be sold, further proof that care and lack of hurry are the secrets to a great wine.

VINIFICATION AND AGEING

Baglio di Pianetto vinifies its grapes in the same area where they are grown. Both in the Pianetto Estate near Palermo and in Contrada Baroni in Val di Noto, the freshly harvested grapes are immediately brought to the cellars where they are destemmed, pressed and vinified. In Pianetto, the cellar has been designed to meet an essential principle of the production philosophy envisioned by Count Paolo Marzotto: protecting the integrity of the fruit and optimizing all available natural resources. It is a high-rise cellar, which uses gravity to drastically reduce the use of pumps for the movement of musts and wines.
Temperature regulation in the processing areas is achieved using the natural insulation provided by the rock and earth strata that surround the underground storeys. In the depths of the hill - at 32 meters below ground – are located the barrique and bottle cellars. High technological control ensures the monitoring of every step of the winemaking process, minimizing the need for corrective action.
In the Baroni estate, a preliminary vinification of the grapes is carried out on site. The wine is then transported to Pianetto where it is left to age in tanks or barriques, then finally bottled and packaged.
Marketing, however, only takes place once the required ageing time has allowed the wine to reach its full expressive maturity, elegance and complexity: red wines, for example, are aged in the cellar for as long as six or seven years before they can be sold, further proof that care and lack of hurry are the secrets to a great wine.

BAGLIO DI PIANETTO, AN ENVIRONMENTAL LEGACY

Baglio di Pianetto produces in compliance with the current EU legislation on environmental sustainability: the organic farming of our vineyards and olive groves, the installation of a third generation solar power system (256.6 Kwp) for the production of renewable energy and the reduction of CO2 emissions (184,488 kg per year) are all, together with the optimization of water resources employed in agriculture, components of the green profile of a company seeking to achieve excellence in winemaking and respect for the environment.

BAGLIO DI PIANETTO, AN ENVIRONMENTAL LEGACY

Baglio di Pianetto produces in compliance with the current EU legislation on environmental sustainability: the organic farming of our vineyards and olive groves, the installation of a third generation solar power system (256.6 Kwp) for the production of renewable energy and the reduction of CO2 emissions (184,488 kg per year) are all, together with the optimization of water resources employed in agriculture, components of the green profile of a company seeking to achieve excellence in winemaking and respect for the environment.

To this effect, the year 2013 marked a turning point in the history of the company. Adherence to the organic farming protocol, both in farming and vinification, has in fact raised all its quality parameters, an upgrade confirmed by several lab tests and tastings. This is true not only for the company’s organic wines but also for its wine family I Naturali: unfiltered wines with no added sulphites obtained from indigenous yeasts, with all the freshness and aromatic intensity we expect from a Sicilian wine.

The reconversion of the entire agricultural estate (approx. 160 ha) to organic farming was completed in 2016: to date, all the grapes farmed within the Baglio di Pianetto estate are certified organic.

To this effect, the year 2013 marked a turning point in the history of the company. Adherence to the organic farming protocol, both in farming and vinification, has in fact raised all its quality parameters, an upgrade confirmed by several lab tests and tastings. This is true not only for the company’s organic wines but also for its wine family I Naturali: unfiltered wines with no added sulphites obtained from indigenous yeasts, with all the freshness and aromatic intensity we expect from a Sicilian wine.

The reconversion of the entire agricultural estate (approx. 160 ha) to organic farming was completed in 2016: to date, all the grapes farmed within the Baglio di Pianetto estate are certified organic.

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