Soave Classico Superiore "Calvarino" Cru DOC

Pieropan

Pronunciation
calva-REENO
Year
Current
Type
White
Winery
Pieropan
Region
Veneto
Oenologist
Nino Pieropan

Overview

This single vineyard Soave comes from one of Pieropan's top vineyards and is derived from low yields and attention to detail throughout the entire procedure from vineyard to vinification. Calvarino became a cru or single vineyard wine in 1971 and was one of the very first single vineyard Italian wines. This is an interesting fact, as we often associate cru wines with red wine production.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
70% Garganega, 30% Trebbiano di Soave
Vinification
Slow fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
Aging
One year in glass lined cement tanks. Remains on the fine lees for increased richness.
Alcohol
12.5%
| Appearance
Straw yellow with deep golden hues
| Aroma
The aroma is fresh, flowery with aromas of elder, lemon and cherry.
| Taste
The palate is dry, well balanced and elegant with tremendous length and finesse
| Serving Suggestions
Perfect with Asian flavours, seafood risotto, grilled calmari or grilled BC salmon

Soave Classico Superiore "Calvarino" Cru DOC

Suggested Retail:
$33.00
CSPC#:
702964
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker -90 points

The 2006 Soave Classico Calvarino is 70% Garganega and 30% Trebbiano. Honey, flowers, mint and ripe yellow fruits are all intermingled in this delicious white. The wine offers excellent length and a clean, minerally finish. This is a white that needs some time to open up, so it is best opened at least thirty minutes prior to serving. Anticipated Maturity: 2008-2012