Soave Classico Superiore “La Rocca” Cru DOC

Pieropan

Pronunciation
Lah-ROW-kah
Year
Current
Type
White
Winery
Pieropan
Region
Veneto
Oenologist
Nino Pieropan

Overview

The grapes are grown in the vineyard of La Rocca, which takes its name from the adjacent Medieval castle and fortress (la rocca) that dominate the little town of Soave, just east of Verona. The vineyard lies on the face of the hill above the casetello. Pieropan picks the grapes late, towards the end of October and sometimes as late as the beginning of November, they are the last grapes left on the vine in the region. They are Pieropan's most prized grapes.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Garganega
Vinification
Late-harvested, must fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
Aging
One year in barrels between 2000 and 500 litres remains on the fine lees for rich bouquet
Alcohol
13 %
| Appearance
Brilliant intense yellow
| Aroma
Characterful wine, reminiscent of exotic fruit and nuts
| Taste
Soft and persistent on the palate, with hints of spice and vanilla.
| Serving Suggestions
Excellent with shellfish risotto, steamed lobster or pan seared Digby scallops.

Soave Classico Superiore “La Rocca” Cru DOC

Suggested Retail:
$44.00
CSPC#:
702966
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Wine Spectator - June 2008 - Vintage 2005 - 92 pts

Soave Classico La Rocca 2005 - Golden in color, with a late-harvest nose. Very ripe, like a Meursault from a top vintage. Full and superrich, with apple tart, tropical fruit and cream character. Fresh and crisp on the finish. Layered and impressive. Drink now

The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker - 92 points

The 2006 Soave Classico La Rocca is 100% Garganega picked late and aged in French oak. This richly-textured, utterly engaging Soave flows from the glass in grand style as ripe, succulent peaches, mint, minerals and sweet toasted oak come together in a wine of unusual elegance and sheer pedigree. The wine shows superb depth on the palate, with lingering notes of sweetness on the finish. This classy Soave will benefit from another year or so in bottle, and although this bottling has proven to age, I would nevertheless prefer to enjoy it relatively young. This is a gem from Pieropan. Anticipated Maturity: 2009-2012