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.
"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."
The Wine Advocate