Goedhuis, June 2021
Pieropan is one of the champions when it comes to Soave and was the first estate to make a single vineyard example. The 2020 shows beautiful fresh apple, pear and peach layered over white flowers, almond and orange zest. Its delightful mineral complexity and refreshing acidity set it apart from the rest, as does the long herby finish.
Soave produces Italy's second most famous white wine after Pinot Grigio. The region is divided intotwo distinct zones - Soave, comprising most of the alluvial plains, and Soave Classico, encompassing the higher reaching hillsides.The wine is made mostly (if not entirely) from Garganega, an aromatic, light skinned variety that when grown on poorer, well drained soils with lower yields can create wines with notable flavour and concentration. Though known mostly for its dry whites, a rare dessert wine is also produced called Recioto di Soave that is made from naturally dried grapes.