Soave Classico


This is the freshest, youngest wine in the Pieropan family range.  It is made entirely from fruit grown in their own vineyards situated in the Soave Classico zone and planted only with indigenous grape varieties.


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Denomination

Soave Classico DOC

  

Provenance

Hillside vineyard in the Soave Classico zone.

  

Grape variety

Garganega: 85 %

Trebbiano di Soave: 15%

  

Age of vines

6 – 60 years depending on the vineyard.

  

Vineyard

Volcanic soils, situated at 100-300 m above sea level, facing west.

  

Yields

Per hectare: 80-90 hl (2.5 kg per vine)

  

Training

Guyot trained with 5200 vines per hectare. and pergola veronese whit 3000 vines per hectare

  

Defence method

Holistic, low environmental impact approach to pest control.

  

Buds per vine

8-10 buds per vine

  

Harvest

Hand-picked starting from mid-September for the Trebbiano di Soave and from October for the Garganega.

  

Vinification techniques

The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed with the free run juice fermented separately between 14-18°C in glass-lined cement tanks.

  

Organoleptic properties

Color: 

Brilliant straw yellow colour with greenish hints.

Perfume: 

The delicate nose is reminiscent of almond blossoms and marzipan.

Tasting notes: 

Good depth of fruit on the palate, nicely balanced by a zingy acidity that enhances its long length.

Alcoholic content: 12º

Total acidity: 6 ‰

  

Ageing

The wine remains in glass-lined cement tanks on the fine lees for a period which varies according to the vintage.  In the spring following the harvest the wine is bottled and then released after at least a further month in bottle.

  

Serving suggestions

It makes an excellent partner for soups, starters, especially vegetable based such as asparagus, peas, courgette, egg-based dishes or seafood and fresh water fish dishes.  It is an excellent aperitif, especially when served with simple canapés. Serve at 12°C.

  
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