Baglio di Pianetto
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.
COUNT PAOLO MARZOTTO
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 savior faire of great French chateaux found its ideal fulfillment. Tenuta Baroni became the home of the Sicilian native Nero d’Avola. Used in the making of Cembali, the Count regards it as one of his best wines for its unique softness and elegance.
Pirramimma vineyards and winery are nestled behind the township of McLaren Vale, running parallel to Tatachilla Road. The mature vineyards are planted to 13 varieties and 40 designated blocks, spread over 300 acres and allow them to produce over 80 different wines, from the iconic McLaren Vale Shiraz, pioneered varieties such as Petit Verdot and Tannat, and an ancient collection of fortifieds.
Founded in 2005, the Barons de Rothschild Champagne House has established strong relationships with partner producers to craft champagnes of a rare elegance from exceptional terroirs and rigorously selected grapes. “Accomplishing through great achievements”, such has been the Rothschild family’s ambition for more than 250 years. Through the strength of its wine-growing experience, the family has joined forces with producers from Champagne to develop excellent champagnes which bring together know-how and tradition.
Anthonij Rupert Wyne was founded on the farm L’Ormarins in Franschhoek. Originally owned by the late Anthonij Rupert, who passed away in 2001, the farm was taken over by his brother Johann Rupert in 2003. It was Johann Rupert who constructed a state-of-the-art winemaking facility on the estate, and the beginnings of what was to become a sprawling enterprise with a focus on terroir-specific wines.
Takara has great experience in producing Shochu , Mirin and Sake for more than one-and-a-half centuries. Because Takara’s main business endeavors depend heavily on the mastery of natural processes such as fermentation, the Company feels a strong responsibility toward preserving the natural environment.
Certain names resonate strongly within Australian wine history and Jim Barry is one of them. It was Jim Barry’s drive that helped shape South Australia’s Clare Valley as a benchmark producer of world class Riesling and cemented it as one of Australia’s premier wine regions.