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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Pieropan Ruberpan Veneto 2004
Pieropan Ruberpan Veneto 2004
(search item no. 118461)

PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This red is both elegant and structured. Rich and concentrated on the nose, it has a good depth on the palate, with flavours of red berry fruit, black cherries and blackberries balancing fresh vivacious fruit with silky tannins.
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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 system similar to Tuscany's governo to the indigenous, white Garganega grape.

Today, the estate's 74 acres under vine include three single vineyards, all within the historical backbone of the Soave appellation (Soave Classico): Calvarino, La Rocca and Le Colombare. Terrain is respectively clayey/basaltic, calcareous/clayey, and clayey/marly/tuffaceous, yielding small crops of highly concentrated Garganega and Trebbiano grapes. The range is crafted by Leonildo himself, whose wine-making genius, constant research and innovative methods have carved a unique niche for these exceptional, extract-full and long-living whites that go far, far beyond their own appellation.