Pieropan Soave 'Calvarino'
Light gold in colour with an intensely concentrated nose, with perfumes of white flowers and apricot kernels with a touch of marzipan. On the palate, it is elegant and minerally, softened with a ripe, apple and peaches fruit character. Very long and intense to the finish, with notes of almond blossom and a touch of acacia honey on the final notes.
Pieropan's estate covers 30 hectares of vineyard, all of which are situated on the stony hills of the Soave Classico zone. The Pieropan family has been producing wines in Soave since the 1860s. 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 to make a single vineyard wine, Calvarino, in 1971. Nino's two sons, Andrea and Dario, now work with him in running the estate. After almost 80 years of bottling Soave Classico, Nino reluctantly abandoned the Classico appellation from 2008, believing it was time to move to a stelvin closure to protect the aromatic characters of his wine.