This is a carousel with zoom. Use the thumbnails to navigate, or jump to a slide. Use the zoom button to zoom into a image.

The Society's Exhibition Soave 2021

White Wine from Italy - NE Italy (Trentino, Veneto)
3.333330000 star rating 3 Reviews
Elegant, crisp Italian white from Soave's leading light, Pieropan. 80% garganega, from a vineyard above the famous Calvarino plot, with 20% trebbiano di Soave from Calvarino itself, it boasts delicious oyster-shell, apple and lemon flavours.
Price: £14.50 Bottle
Price: £174.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: IT34821

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 1 - Bone dry
  • Garganega
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2024
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Screwcap

  • 100ml of this wine contains 77 kcal
  • The bottle contains 9.4 units of alcohol
  • A 125ml glass of this wine contains 96 kcal and 1.6 units of alcohol


The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week. For information and support on responsible drinking please see www.drinkaware.co.uk. For more information about how calories in wine are measured, click here.

Pieropan

The Pieropan family’s association with Soave, in Italy’s Veneto region, stretches back to 1890, when Leonildo Pieropan established the company. It has been run by the founder’s grandson, Leonildo, assisted by his wife Teresita and their two sons Andrea and Dario, until Leonildo, who everyone knew as Nino, passed away in April 2018. He has left a wonderful and lasting legacy.

At a time when the reputation of Soave was being undermined by large volumes of low quality brands Pieropan was one of the very few to insist on higher standards to raise quality. The continued success of the Pieropan name in the region is due to great levels of attention to detail in the vineyard and commitment to farming low yields of the indigenous garganega grape long associated with good-quality Soave.

The Pieropan portfolio includes plots in highly regarded Soave crus which are bottled as single-vineyard wines. Perhaps the best-known of these, La Rocca, is situated on the Monte Rocchetta hill named after the medieval fortress which overlooks the town of Soave. This special vineyard has limestone and clay soils which help give the base wine its concentration and lush feel before it is matured in barrels for a year to add further complexity. La Rocca is a powerful expression of Soave that can age beautifully, its finesse and elegance making it a benchmark for the region. Calvarino, more traditional, gently aromatic Soave for earlier drinking, comes from the original Pieropan vineyard, which sits on...
The Pieropan family’s association with Soave, in Italy’s Veneto region, stretches back to 1890, when Leonildo Pieropan established the company. It has been run by the founder’s grandson, Leonildo, assisted by his wife Teresita and their two sons Andrea and Dario, until Leonildo, who everyone knew as Nino, passed away in April 2018. He has left a wonderful and lasting legacy.

At a time when the reputation of Soave was being undermined by large volumes of low quality brands Pieropan was one of the very few to insist on higher standards to raise quality. The continued success of the Pieropan name in the region is due to great levels of attention to detail in the vineyard and commitment to farming low yields of the indigenous garganega grape long associated with good-quality Soave.

The Pieropan portfolio includes plots in highly regarded Soave crus which are bottled as single-vineyard wines. Perhaps the best-known of these, La Rocca, is situated on the Monte Rocchetta hill named after the medieval fortress which overlooks the town of Soave. This special vineyard has limestone and clay soils which help give the base wine its concentration and lush feel before it is matured in barrels for a year to add further complexity. La Rocca is a powerful expression of Soave that can age beautifully, its finesse and elegance making it a benchmark for the region. Calvarino, more traditional, gently aromatic Soave for earlier drinking, comes from the original Pieropan vineyard, which sits on volcanic soils and is planted with trebbiano as well as garganega.

As a contrast to its dry whites, Pieropan also produces recioto di Soave, a dessert style which is made using super-ripe grapes picked from the outermost 'ears' (recie) of the bunch, which will have enjoyed maximum exposure to the sun. These are left to dry after harvesting to concentrate their sweetness further, a practice also followed in Valpolicella. Le Colombare is made exclusively from garganega, using only the pick of the bunches, air-dried on trays in a spotless chamber in the winery reserved for the purpose.

All Pieropan wines all come in tall, tapered bottles similar to those of Alsace or Germany.
Read more

Sussex Express

This wine is made by the Pieropan family which has some of the best vineyard sites and a new state-of-the-art winery. Made from 80 per cent Garganega and 20 per cent Trebbiano, this elegant white has...
This wine is made by the Pieropan family which has some of the best vineyard sites and a new state-of-the-art winery. Made from 80 per cent Garganega and 20 per cent Trebbiano, this elegant white has poise, charm and grace – something that both the wines and their drinkers lacked somewhat in the 1970’s! Crisp, dry, with green apple and citrus notes and a medium-long finish. Perfect with pasta and clams or pasta and pesto.
Read more

Richard Esling

JancisRobinson.com

Attractively nutty, almond and citrus aromas. This is a terrific Soave for the money. Pure, deep citrus fruit and really persistent. Benchmark and delicious thanks to that almond flavour and firm texture. ...
Attractively nutty, almond and citrus aromas. This is a terrific Soave for the money. Pure, deep citrus fruit and really persistent. Benchmark and delicious thanks to that almond flavour and firm texture. Very good value. 16.5/20
Read more

Julia Harding MW

2020 vintage reviews

Bestselling wines

Back to top