This elegant Italian white wine is produced with Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave grapes in the Veneto region in northern Italy.
A little background
Origin: Veneto, Italy
Grape type: 85% Garganega 15% Trebbiano di Soave
Style: Dry and aromatic, light-medium body
Goes well with: Nutty sheeps milk cheese such as Il Forteto Pecorino Toscano Stagionato DOP, or fresh curd cheese
Similar wine: Pinot Gris, Chardonnay
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This wonderfully aromatic Soave seduces with fresh floral notes of cherry blossom, citrus, stone fruit and almond. The palate is delicate and focussed, with excellent depth and lovely overall balance thanks to some zingy acidity and a dry, crisp finish. Straw yellow in colour with subtle shade of pale green at the edges, let this be your introduction to Soave from one of the greatest Soave producers in the world.
A little background
Soave, in Italian, means gentle, soft, suave which is an appropriate name for this small-town east of Verona, dominated by a 13th century fortress. At the heart of the Classico zone is the Pieropan property, which dates back to 1890.
We can thank the late Leonildo ‘Nino’ Pieropan for showing the world just how great the varietal Garganega can be. Nino was the third generation of his family to make wine from their initial vineyard, Calvarino. After having completed oenology and viticulture studies he brought profound changes to the family business. He recognised the importance of terroir early on, acquiring various hillside vineyards (including Pigno, Becco, Boiolo, Tondo, Palestrello and La Santa) 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.