Pieropan Calvarino Soave Classico, 2017
Garganega, Trebbiano di Soave
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70% Garganega, 30% Trebbiano di Soave. This is a classic "Soave Classico" wine, from the Veneto region of Italy.
The wine ages in glass-lined cement tanks for a year. During this period, it remains on the fine lees for increased richness and complexity. Named after the single vineyard from which the grapes come, "Calvarino" has a clear mineral streak, with weight and lifted lime, mint and herbal notes. Pieropan is a legend winery, turning out the "Calvarino" to tremendous scores year after year.
Soave Classico DOC.
Garganega: 70%, Trebbiano di Soave: 30%
30-60 year old vines.
The wine ages in glass-lined cement tanks for a year. During this period, it remains on the fine lees for increased richness and complexity. After bottling, it ages slowly in the bottle for a few months before release.
The Calvarino vineyard is in the heart of the Soave Classico zone and represents the core of the ancient family estate, bought at the beginning of 1900. The soil here dates back to the tertiary era and is rich in clay and tufaceous basalt which give the wine an attractive savoury, mineral quality.
The name ‘Calvarino’ derives from ‘Little Calvary’ reflecting how difficult the soil is to work and the tortuous path which winds from top to bottom.
The label was first released in 1971 and is symbolic of the most traditional, most characteristic wine from the Soave area.