Country: Italy Region: Soave Classico, Veneto
Vintage: 2012 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Dario Pieropan
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.
Ageing Potential: Drink Now or in 1-2 yrs
Light gold in colour. Floral perfumes dominate the nose with notes of apricot kernel and a hint of marzipan. The typically elegant structure of this wine is balanced and full, mineral notes combine with ripe apple and peach. Classic layers of almond blossom and acacia honey come through on the finish which is long and intense.
Food Matches: Veal / Oysters / Mussels