Pieropan Soave Classico 2019 (375ml)
The Pieropan family’s association with Soave, in Italy’s Veneto region, stretches back to 1890, when Leonildo Pieropan established the company. It has been run by the founder’s grandson, Leonildo, assisted by his wife Teresita and their two sons Andrea and Dario, until Leonildo, who everyone knew as Nino, passed away in April 2018. He has left a wonderful and lasting legacy.
At a time when the reputation of Soave was being undermined by large volumes of low quality brands Pieropan was one of the very few to insist on higher standards to raise quality. The continued success of the Pieropan name in the region is due to great levels of attention to detail in the vineyard and commitment to farming low yields of the indigenous garganega grape long associated with good-quality Soave.
This is a remarkable example of why Soave Classico is a whole different sip from what you'll find from the Soave crowding supermarket shelves. The Pieropan estate was the first to ever make single-vineyard Soave. Today, they make this organic expression on the hillsides in the heart of the Soave Classico area. Left on texture-building lees, it's fresh and expressive with notes of white flowers, almond and marzipan, a fresh, clean acidity and hints of pastry on the finish.
Grape Variety Garganega
Rating and reviews
94 points - Wine Enthusiast
Fragrant and delicious, this opens with heady aromas of white spring flower, citrus and tropical fruit. Vibrant and tangy, the savory palate doles out juicy grapefruit, white peach and lemon drop before a saline mineral finish. Bright acidity keeps it crisp and balanced. Editors' Choice.
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