Ancora novità nell’azienda agricola I Balzini, a Barberino Val d’Elsa, dopo la presentazione del Balze Rosse 2018 il progetto Ritorno al Futuro continua: la seconda nuova etichetta – I Balzini Balze Verdi –, il nuovo enologo e la certificazione biologica… La recente e, purtroppo, ancora in atto pandemia ha rivoluzionato un po’ il concetto di […]

Chianti, I Balzini Winery and a soil made for wine

A soil’s nature, together with an apt climate, influence a region’s suitability for fine wine production. Chianti Classico’s region and its neighbouring areas have great heterogeneity of turf, which influences the growth and development of vines, of grapes, and consequently of wines. Soil types range from sediments of sea and lake origin, to metamorphic rock: […]

The wines I would offer Trump and Obama

American Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama are both visiting Italy. It is indeed a very rare and fortuitous coincidence. The current and the last US President are both in our beautiful country. The former reached Rome yesterday, the latter is roaming around Siena happily with his wife Michelle. Our country can only fascinate these […]

Deers, cute but harmful. How to prevent damage?

Baby deers were found in the vineyard. Surely they cannot be put to sleep. This is how we safeguard our plants and produce. Deers, like many another animals, can be harmful to vineyards. They peel away the young sprouts and stuff themselves with grapes. This they do with boars, that, however, are not quite as […]

I BALZINI Pink Label, a rosé wine full of passion

Delightful to the eye, captivating in its fragrance, pleasing to the palate: a wine with a story to tell. Rosé wines are often under-appreciated and relegated to the stereotype of being “women’s wines”. As we are told by a woman winemaker, Antonella D’Isanto, rosé is no inferior to red wines. It is just made differently. […]

In the cellar that strange upside down bottle

Not a day passes in which one of our visitors, curious to know what that strange glass object on top of our fermenting tanks and casks is, asks for an explanation. It is a closure which keeps the cask full and consequently prevents air to enter and expose the wine to damaging oxygen. Composed entirely […]

I Balzini White Label a 1987 table wine that became a cult

Once upon a time there was “vino da tavola” (table wine), an appellation used in the past to define those wines produced outside of certain rules. They were simple wines, without particular or significant characteristics, often destined to simple tables. They were products which, thanks to the qualitative force of some of its examples, brought […]

Wine and Fashion Industry: an indissoluble marriage.

Italy in the world reaps international successes for fashion and wine. These branches provide a considerable added-value to our economy, involving fashion victims and wine lovers. These two worlds come together, intersect each other, sometimes they speak a common sensory language. The sight, for example: Bordeaux is a kind of red tone that takes its […]

What about a Valentine’s Day toast ?

Statistics show that lovers are used to choose the great Italian red wines. Maybe for the color? Red like passion, like fire, like wine… All of these things are very important in a love story. Normally, for Valentine’s day, the lovers choose a restaurant or intimate place where to enjoy the wine, looking into the […]

Don’t waste wine it’s a treasure.

Wine is a precious good, it needs patience to be product and time to be aged. A glass of wine has positive effects on the mind and the body: it contains polyphenols and bioflavonoids and these are good for your mood and keep away both negative effects of aging and some diseases. Then it’s fine […]