Pieropan Soave Classico La Rocca 2000

White Wine from Veneto, Italy

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Item No. 55020
  • white wine
  • RP90
  • WE89
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WS91
  • WE91
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Winemaker's Notes

This vineyard takes its name from the adjacent Medieval castle and fortress ("la rocca") dominating the little town of Soave, just east of Verona.

Pieropans La Rocca bottling distinguishes itself from Calvarino with its firmer structure and greater ageability. This effort still has plenty of life left.

Mimics Sauvignon a little in its gooseberry and red currant flavors and grapefruity acidity.

The soil is volcanic in origin, with abundant microelements, calcareous/clayey in structure. The resultant wine is from 100% Garganega grapes, late-harvested so as to ensure maximum extract, and aged in oak barrels from one year.

It is a characterful wine, reminiscent of exotic fruit and nuts on the nose, soft and persistent on the palate, with hints of spice and vanilla. It evolves beatifully with time, achieving that rare balance of components, that harmony of flavours and bouquet, which is the hallmark of superior breeding. Ideal with grilled fish and white meat.

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 Wine

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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