Pieropan Soave Classico Calvarino 2008

White Wine from Veneto, Italy

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Item No. 112012
  • white wine
  • boutique wine
  • RP92
  • WS90
  • WE90
Style: Light & Crisp

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS87
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Winemaker's Notes

70% Garganega, 30% Trebbiano cru wine from the homonymous vineyard, which was the estate's original nucleus. Straw yellow with brilliant, greenish and golden reflections, the bouquet is fresh, ample and floral with notes of elderberry, apple, pear and lemon verbena on a background of almonds and nuts; fresh, elegant and well balanced on the palate, with a long finish.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Soave Classico Calvarino is a touch more buttoned-up and vibrant than the La Rocca. Here the fruit shows gorgeous focus and drive in a taut, energetic style. This, too, possesses great overall balance, and may ultimately be the better wine to pair with food. Light floral, honeyed tones ring out on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.

Pieropan remains a leading figure in Soave. The estate’s newest venture into Amarone remains a work in progress. "
92 Points

"Tangy acidity plays off of the silky texture here, joined by flavors of green apple, fennel seed, white peach, tangerine and almond. This is a lively white, with a minerally base and a lingering nut- and anise-tinged finish. Drink now through 2013. 3,333 cases made."
90 Points

"This vintage of Calvarino shows elegant mineral notes of brimstone and talc followed by beautiful fruit intensity. The 2008 expression shows slightly less acidity on the close."
90 Points

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This has to be one of my favorite whites. A lovely wine to serve at weddings and elegant birthdays. I liked drinking this so much I didn't want to try the red wine being served.
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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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