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. The grapes were grown in the vineyard of 'La Rocca', which takes its name from the adjacent medieval castle and fortress ("La rocca") that dominate the town of Soave, just east of Verona.
Ageing Potential: Drinking Now or Keep 1-2 Years
Golden yellow in the glass, with intense, concentrated perfumes that follow through to the palate. Classic La Rocca aromas of almond essence and honey lead to an elegant and beautifully balanced palate, with notes of vanilla and almond kernel, ripe apricots and exotic fruit. The long finish has a light mineral edge.
Food Matches: Veal / Oysters / Mussels