2020 Pieropan La Rocca Soave Classico
Region: Soave, Veneto, Italy
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Winemaker : Dario Pieropan
Established Date: 1890
Soave Classico DOC ‘La Rocca’ La Rocca, first made in 1978, is named after the medieval castle and fortress overlooking the town. Made from 100% Garganega, grown on chalky soil harvested quite late. Following a brief skin maceration, fermentation takes place in tonneaux before transfer to 20hl barrels, where it is aged on fine lees for one year.
Intense, sunny yellow in colour, the nose recalls ripe exotic fruit and roasted nuts, the multi-layered palate is complex with beautifully balanced richness and outstanding length. Cellar life is 15 plus years and the wine is great with rich seafood dishes, white meats such as rabbit, pork and chicken and mature cheese.
Pieropan La Rocca is Italy’s answer to White Burgundy at a much better price than those hefty Burgs. Due to the Chalky soil in La Rocca vineyard, the Garganega retains beautifully crisp acidity that can handle a year in very large oak barrels. Rarely do we find Oak Aged Soave but at the Master Pieropan Family, this is their defining wine that has been their pride since 1978. Gorgeous to enjoy after a short decant when less than 5 years old, but this wine can cellar for many years and develop more complex honeyed and nutty notes.
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