2018 Pieropan Soave

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2018 Pieropan Soave

A fresh and expressive Soave, with classic white flower and almond blossom perfumes with a clean, waxy character on the palate and a citrus lift.

Blend: 85% Garganega , 15% Trebbiano di Soave

Critical Acclaim

JS 93 James Suckling
Beautiful transparency and finesse to this Soave with lemon peel, green apples, thyme and sourdough. Very mineral and driven on the medium-bodied palate that carries deeply set acidity and citrus flavors long. Drink now.

WE 92 Wine Enthusiast
Fragrant and racy, this elegant, focused white opens with heady scents of yellow stone fruit, spring blossom and wild herb. The vibrant, savory palate delivers apricot, pineapple, Meyer lemon and white almond set against zesty acidity that leaves a dry, juicy finish. A saline note graces the close.Editors' Choice

W&S 91 Wine & Spirits
Scents of orange blossom and jasmine lead into flavors of juicy pear, crisp apple and clementine in Pieropan’s Soave Classico. Its soft, fresh flavors and cool acidic lift make it a versatile partner for delicate white fish dishes as well as spicy stir-fries.

Enclosed by the original town walls and dominated by its medieval fortress, Soave has a peaceful, timeless quality about it. In the heart of the old town is the winery of Leonildo and Teresita Pieropan, which goes back to 1860. The present Leonildo ("Nino")'s grandfather, Leonildo Senior, founded the estate and 'invented' Recioto di Soave, a concentrated dessert wine applying a system similar to Tuscany's governo to the indigenous, white Garganega grape.

Today, the estate's 74 acres under vine include three single vineyards, all within the historical backbone of the Soave appellation (Soave Classico): Calvarino, La Rocca and Le Colombare. Terrain is respectively clayey/basaltic, calcareous/clayey, and clayey/marly/tuffaceous, yielding small crops of highly concentrated Garganega and Trebbiano grapes. The range is crafted by Leonildo himself, whose wine-making genius, constant research and innovative methods have carved a unique niche for these exceptional, extract-full and long-living whites that go far, far beyond their own appellation.