"Lime and slate on the nose with some pretty, fresh floral notes, too. Medium body with very good balance and tension and persistent fruit. Refined and compact expression. From organically grown grapes."
92 points. James Suckling (James Suckling)
12% alcohol and sealed with screwcap.
It really is hard to find a better classic Soave producer than Pieropan. This is their entry level wine which they’ve been making since the early 1900s, and one I drink year in year out.
The fruit for this wine is handpicked from estate-owned, south facing hillside vineyards within the heart of the Classico zone. The vines range from 6 to 60 years old and are certified organic. The wine is a blend of 85% Garganega and 15% Trebbiano di Soave. It's unoaked, however it does see some ageing on lees, in glass-lined tanks, to give it more complexity.
In the 2008 vintage, Pieropan was the first Soave producer to forgo using the term 'Classico' on the label in order to utilise Stelvin (screwcap) closures - such was their commitment to maintaining the freshness and fragrance of their wine.