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2017 Pieropan Soave Classico

Soave, ITALY
$29. 99
$359.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2018-2020)
ABV: 12%
Closure: Stelvin

The Pieropan winery is in the heart of the Classico zone and dates back to 1890. Leonildo ‘Nino’ Pieropan, who sadly passed away in 2018, was the first to show the world just how great Garganega, and Italian white wine, can be. He recognised the importance of terroir early on, acquiring various hillside vineyards and expanding the prestigious Calvarino and La Rocca vineyards, first made as single vineyard crus in 1971 and 1978 respectively.

Today, sons Dario (winemaker) and Andrea (viticulturist) continue the family tradition. The brothers have converted all of their vineyards to organic and are overseeing the new winery being built amongst the vineyards just outside the village.

Made from 85% Garganega grapes and 15% Trebbiano di Soave. Brilliant water like colour with greenish tinged edges. Aromas of lime and apples overlay citrusy green pear like notes and subtle fresh herb infusions. Beautifully rounded in the mouth with a pebble stone like textural feel the palate is filled with fresh pear, lime and apple flavours which sit over some stony mineral characters. Excellent intensity finishing fresh with vibrant acidity and a long aftertaste of pears, limes, apples and subtle stony characters.
Drink over the next 1-2 years.
Alc. 12%