Soave is situated in the heartland of Veneto; geographically it sits right next door to red compatriot Valpolicella, creating a gentle and friendly rivalry. Yields are low and the vines south facing, so plants can gain the most from the Italian sun and volcanic soils, ensuring production of the best fruit.
Pieropan’s estate covers 58 hectares of vineyard which are situated on the stony hills of Soave Classico. The Pieropan family has been producing wines in Soave since the 1890s. Indeed, they were the first producer 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 producer in Soave to make a single-vineyard wine, ‘Calvarino’, in 1971. Nino’s two sons, Andrea and Dario, took over the running of the estate in 2017. From the 2015 vintage onwards, all Pieropan wines are organically certified.
85% Garganega and 15% Trebbiano di Soave.
Grapes are handpicked and pressed before juice and skins are separated; slow fermentation at controlled temperatures follows, finished by ageing in stainless steel tanks.
This wine works an absolute treat with Chinese cuisine and softly spiced Indian seafood dishes. More traditionally worked well with a pasta, with a tomato and root vegetable sauce and a sprinkling of Parmigiano and black pepper.
Certified Organic, suitable for vegetarians and vegans.