Pieropan's Stunning Soaves

We recently tasted the current releases of Pieropan’s outstanding Soaves. These precise and mineral wines are wonderfully refreshing and are absolutely ideal for summer drinking.

Pieropan, who have been making wine since the 1860s, are widely regarded as being the very best producer in this part of Italy. They are renowned for their clean, refreshing and deliciously complex wines that are really eye-opening. Sadly Nino Pieropan, the family's pioneering patriarch, died a fortnight ago but his legacy lives on in this fantastic pair of wines on offer today.
 
The entry-level Classico is a blend of Garganega and Trebbiano and is a delicious introduction to what Pieropan's Soaves are all about. It is pure, elegant, linear and very, very moreish. La Rocca is a single vineyard site situated on the only limestone outcrop in the area. Unlike the Classico, this wine, made of 100% Garganega, is fermented in 500 litre oak barrels. This lends a creamy richness and creates a more opulent and complex style whilst maintaining Pieropan's hallmark freshness and acidity. Whilst both wines can be enjoyed from the moment they are delivered, La Rocca has the ability to age and will improve with a year or two in the cellar but can be kept even longer. 
 
Monica Larner, the Wine Advocate’s Italian expert, notes, "The Pieropan family makes impossibly delicious Soave Classicos and has set the benchmark for today’s Soave revival. I can’t think of another Italian region that has reinvented itself so successfully”. 
 
We love these wines and we think that, thanks to their refreshing character, they make the ideal accompaniment to the forthcoming warm weather.

Minimum Order –  £196
These wines will be available for delivery at the end of May

 


2017 Soave Classico, Pieropan (Stelvin closure)

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Italy2017Soave Classico, Pieropan

Stelvin

HV80120.00cs16+ FVAdd to Basket
Italy2017Soave Classico, Pieropan

Stelvin

BT10098.00cs16+ FVAdd to Basket
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“Pale straw in colour with a saline, fresh nose of white peach and juicy pears, this is bright, clean and vibrant. The palate is juicy with stone fruits and a little citrus. There is a touch of phenolic grip, adding a pithy texture that pairs nicely with the waves of refreshing acidity on the finish. Bright and youthful, this will drink well now and over the next 1 to 2 years."

16+ points, Farr Vintners


2015 Soave Classico La Rocca, Pieropan

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"Bright lemon in colour with a nose of struck flint, preserved lemons and just a touch of wood smoke. There is a savoury edge to the aromatics that makes the wine very enticing. The palate starts with fresh citrus but gains weight with creamy peaches and pears adding a lightly oily texture. This is cut through by vibrant acidity, complementing the gun smoke notes on the finish. Complex and long, this has great harmony between its sweet and savoury elements."

17.5+ points, Ian d'Agata, Vinous

"Vivid golden-tinged straw. Sweet aromas of vanilla, orange oil, crème brulée and menthol on the nose. At once densely packed and taut, with powerful crushed stone flavors buffered by a touch of sweetness on the long back end that features hints of orange oil and ripe apricot. This sappy wine appears to have considerable aging potential. A lovely La Rocca. Drink 2019-2027."

92+ points, Ian d'Agata, Vinous


Minimum Order –  £196
These wines will be available for delivery at the end of May