2019 Pieropan Soave Classico La Rocca

Veneto Italy

An opulent and rich single-vineyard Soave, the flagship white of Pieropan.


Seamless, tasty and long.

James Suckling (James

About This Wine

An intensely concentrated and rich wine, the La Rocca is the flagship white from Pieropan.

With a bit of time on skins, this Garganega explodes with a gorgeous nose packed with melon, and citrus. Exotic and immediately appealing the palate is plush, and fleshy, with soft textured peach and melon fruit characters.

Despite the richness and roundness in the mouth, there is plenty of zippy, refreshing acidity, minerality and a zesty, clean finish. Such an awesome Soave, with the uniqueness of the single-vineyard imparting so much originality.

About Pieropan

A Family affair, Pieropan is now run by the 4th generation of the family; brothers Andrea and Dario.

Pieropan are true icons of the Soave region, and in the last 20 years their wines have introduced many young Aussie Sommeliers to the wonders of Garganega.

Always with a focus on respecting the land, Pieropan is certified organic, with the younger generation also leaning into biodynamic practices as well.

While their origins are in Soave, they wanted to evolve and grow. In 2000 they purchased some land in Valpolicella, farming their vineyards there organically as well.

Villa Pieropan
Villa Pieropan
Soave, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

The grapes are destemed and crushed then it is done a short maceration with skin contact in 2500 litre barrels. At the end of fermentation, the wine is racked into barrels of between 2000 and 500 litres capacity where it ages for around 15 months. During this period, the wine remains on the fine lees where is acquires complexity and a rich bouquet. It is held in bottle for some time before release.

Blend : Garganega (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Andrea & Dario Pieropan
Andrea & Dario Pieropan
Soave, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"Very ripe Soave here with aromas of dried pineapple, honeycomb, pecan pie, light toffee and a wealth of fresh and dried flowers flitting around the edges. Medium-to full-bodied with a lovely, long palate of fruit syrup and caramel. Seamless, tasty and long. From organically grown grapes." James Suckling (James Suckling)


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