2017 Pieropan Soave Classico CalvarinoBlend from Italy
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"Pieropan's estate covers 40 hectares of vineyard situated on the stony hills of the Soave Classico zone. The Pieropan family has been producing wines in Soave since the 1860s....
- 95 Wine Enthusiast
- 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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Heady aromas of yellow stone fruit, spring flower and wild herb mingle with a whiff of toasted nut. The elegant, savory palate delivers ripe apricot, creamy yellow pear and tangerine zest before a mineral-laden, saline finish. Tangy acidity brightens the rich flavors. For juicy fruit enjoy now, or hold for even more complexity. Drink through 2027.
94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
Lovely aromas and flavors of cooked peaches and straw. Medium to full body. Creamy texture. Flavorful finish. Salty and minerally. Pumice, too. Drink now.
"Pieropan's estate covers 40 hectares of vineyard situated on the stony hills of the Soave Classico zone. The Pieropan family has been producing wines in Soave since the 1860s. Indeed, they were the first to bottle a wine with the name Soave on the label, in the early 1930s. Nino Pieropan took over from his father in 1970 and was the first to make a single vineyard wine, Calvarino, in 1971. Nino's two sons, Andrea and Dario, now work with him running the estate.
This single vineyard Soave comes from one of Pieropan's top vineyards and is derived from low yields and attention to detail throughout the entire procedure from vineyard to vinification. Calvarino became a cru or single vineyard wine in 1971 and was one of the very first single vineyard Italian wines.
Calvarino takes its name, 'little Calvary', from the steepness of the slope and the difficulty this presents in working the vineyard. It has the basalt soil that is classic in this part of Soave and is planted with Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave. The Garganega gives structure and acidity to the wines, the Trebbiano di Soave perfume and richness of flavour. There are usually at least two harvests to ensure the grapes are picked at the best possible stage of ripeness. The vineyards are farmed organically. The vines are between 30 and 60 years old and are planted 200 to 300m above sea level, at a density of 3000 vines per hectare." -Winery
95 - Wine Enthusiast
94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Varietal(s)||Garganega, Trebbiano / Ugni Blanc / Rossola Brandica|
|Taste||apple, honey, peach, apricot, lemon , lime , apricot , orange , citrus fruit and acid|
|Nose||apple, honey, peach, apricot, lemon , lime , orange and watermelon|