There is Soave and then there is Pieropan...

Pieropan Soave

Beautiful weather calls for something new - exciting whites. In late Spring, Soave is the perfect choice: straw-coloured, fragrant and flavourful, or racy and mineral - a well-priced alternative to Chablis and a great match to many foods.

The hills of Soave are volcanic with areas of limestone: top quality terroirs for white wine. Pieropan is the Godfather of Soave, the first to bottle under the Soave name in (1930s).  They have been at the forefront of the drive to quality ever since - the first to make a single vineyard Soave (in 1971 with Calvarino, followed by La Rocca).  Pieropan is still one of the most talented producers, and certified organic since 2015. 

The single vineyards are Pieropan's legacy, known for their ability to take on fabulous complexity - and excellent quality for the price.  Calvarino is a great version, from a steep vineyard on classic volcanic soils, with pristine white fruit and delicate green herbs.

There is Soave and then there is Soave La Rocca....  A rich dry white from limestone soils, deep and creamy with ripe peach texture.  This is a world class white capable of long ageing, and a great alternative to Burgundy.

  


£105 per 12x75 IB (£13.18/btl inc taxes)

85% Garganega, 15% Trebbiano di Soave, from volcanic soils 100-330m above sea level in the Soave Classico zone. Like Calvarino, it is not aged in oak but remains on its fine lees for in glass lined tanks for a year, which adds complexity and depth. 

Fresh and expressive, with classic aromas of white flowers, almonds, marzipan and a touch of citrus. Waxy and intense, with lively acidity and almond pastry on the end.  Pairs very well with asparagus, pea and courgette dishes, as well as seafood and shellfish, or as an aperitif.
 

£80 per 6x75 IB (£18.68/btl inc taxes)
  
"In 1971, the steep Calvarino hill became the source of Soave’s first single-vineyard wine, still an icon of the region today. Elegant old-vine complexity, oyster shell breeziness and crisp citrus and orchard fruit, plus richer, more tropical tones on the long finish."
92pts Decanter

"Bright straw. The intensely floral nose (buttercups, orange blossom, jasmine, peony) also hints at nectarine, peach and orange oil. Suggestions of cinnamon and cloves complicate the pomaceous orchard fruit flavors in the mouth. Finishes long and concentrated but much less mineral than other past vintages of this wine I am used to, and that I personally like better. Drink 2020-2024."
92+pts Ian d'Agata, Vinous
 
 


£110 per 6x75 IB (£24.68/btl inc taxes)
  
La Rocca is a unique terroir - an outcrop of limestone in the basalt - and takes its name from the medieval castle in the town of Soave.  La Rocca is fermented in large 500 litre barrels - rich and opulent, with a long mineral edge to it.

"100% Garganega, from the La Rocca vineyard on chalky soil at 200m-300m, where the grapes are smaller and thicker-skinned, and picked when very ripe. Full of restrained, fresh apricot fruit in a kind of Marsanne-Roussanne style. Lemon-leaf freshness, dried banana and the toastiness of the oak on the nose, silky and delicate with moderate yet refreshing acidity; vibrant and imperceptibly tannic.  Drinking Window 2020 - 2040."
95pts Decanter


Contact us to enquire or register your interest.  Available Early May, In Bond UK.

Vintage Name Size Cs Bt GBP Price Per Actions scores
VIN BU JR DEC
2019 Soave Classico, Pieropan 12 x 75cl 8 - £105 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2017 Soave Classico Calvarino, Pieropan 6x75cl 13 - £80 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - 92 - - 92
2017 Soave Classico La Rocca, Pieropan 6x75cl 8 - £110 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - 95