PIEROPAN 'CALVARINO' SOAVE CLASSICO 2016

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Robert Parker
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James Suckling
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Decanter
  • Organic
SKU
PRCS201610 UCNZ
NZ$39.99 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
NZ$39.99 Per item
"A beautifully bountiful and exuberant wine that bursts forward with stone and exotic fruit" - 94+/100 Robert Parker. The first single vineyard wine produced in Soave, this wine is still being lovingly produced with organically grown old vines. The palate is elegant & the nose intensely concentrated, full of apricot, peach & almond blossom.
"A beautifully bountiful and exuberant wine that bursts forward with stone and exotic fruit" - 94+/100 Robert Parker. The first single vineyard wine produced in Soave, this wine is still being lovingly produced with organically grown old vines. The palate is elegant & the nose intensely concentrated, full of apricot, peach & almond blossom.

Scores & Reviews

94+ / 100

Robert Parker

This wine celebrates its 45th anniversary (1971-2016) with this vintage. The 2016 Soave Classico Calvarino (a blend of 70% Garganega and 30% Trebbiano di Soave) is a beautifully bountiful and exuberant wine that bursts forward with stone and exotic fruit, with crushed oyster shell at the back. The wine delivers abundant complexity and depth, and this puts it into a category of its own as far as Italian white wines are concerned.

94 / 100

James Suckling

Cool and herbal with great vitality and delicacy, as well as the distinctive, rich and complex texture of high-end Soave. Then comes a lime-zest freshness at the long finish. From organically grown grapes.

93 / 100

Decanter

This year, the evening before Vinitaly, the wine world was shocked by the death of Leonildo 'Nino' Pieropan, father of Soave, and the baton has now been handed over to his sons. Calvarino 2016 represents another gem from the mostly volcanic soil of this vineyard, from where Trebbiano di Soave is blended with Garganega. The wine is thus focused on citrus fruit and elderflower, with a hint of smokiness but also a delicate fragrance and vibrancy.