Pieropan Soave Classico La Rocca 2008

White Blends from Veneto, Italy

Price: $30.00 $19.99
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Item No. 108659
  • RP92
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WS91
  • WE91
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Winemaker's Notes

The vineyard La Rocca is situated on the Monte Rocchetta hill, just below the mediaeval castle built by the Scaligeri family in the town of Soave. The microclimate in this vineyard produces wines with a unique perfume and distinctive taste.

The grapes are picked when very ripe, often as late as the end of October, giving tremendous complexity and aromatic qualities to the wine, making it a wine of great breeding. The wine was first made under this label in 1978.

Makes an excellent partner to complex dishes, even with strong flavours particularly risottos such as porcini, or celery, squash and almond, salt cod and other fish including salmon, scallops and crab.

Critical Acclaim

"Pieropan's 2008 Soave Classico La Rocca emerges with hints of ash, spices, dried apricots and flowers, all of which are woven in a rich, textured fabric of inimitable class. A clean vein of minerality runs through the wine, adding a sense of balance and proportion. The rich, creamy finish rounds things out quite nicely. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018."
92 Points

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Rating:
(8/27/2011)
Style: Rich & Creamy
I'm not sure why I think of yummy white layer cake when I drink this wine.
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Rating:
(6/21/2011)
Excellent, tastes of pinot grigio and Chardonnay blend, nice color, very nice flavor and good finish
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Alma Leon Reveles - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/27/2011)
This is killer wine. I know, I know 29 bucks for garganega, but yes, it's a beautifully balanced and delicious dry white. Probably the best Soave Classico of the class. I bought 3 bottles, tried one, and then bought 3 more for the cellar. Thanks to Gregg for bringing this one to my attention. The producer was a great indicator that this was going to be winner. The floral and stone fruit elements really rocked. Two thumbs up in terms of quality, cellarability and complexity.
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Learn About Pieropan

Enclosed by the original town walls and dominated by its medieval fortress, Soave has a peaceful, timeless quality about it. In the heart of the old town is the winery of Leonildo and Teresita Pieropan, which goes back to 1860. The present Leonildo (Nino)'s grandfather, Leonildo Senior, founded the estate and 'invented' Recioto di Soave, a concentrated dessert wine applying a...

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Learn About Veneto

(vey-NEH-toe) Located in Northeast Italy, near the Austrian border, and one of the three regions making up the Tre-Venezie, Veneto is most famous for its city of love, Venice. In the wine world, Veneto is the top volume producer in the north of Italy. Production includes lovely spritzy Proseccos (also the grape name), as well as the easy-drinking white wine of Soave (made...

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Learn About Other White Blends

Other White Wine While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about... Albarino Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain, Rias Baixas (in Galacia), this grape is loved by almost all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is aromatically intense...

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