Pieropan have been situated in the heart of
the village of Soave since 1880, and now
make the best white wines in the commune.
They purchased La Rocca vineyard in
1978, a stunning south-west facing site in
the shadow of Soave’s 10th century castle.
It’s a site famed for the ripeness the grapes attain, and the expressive
perfume of their wines.
Soave may be better known as a staple of pub wine lists, but the best
wines, such as those in the hands of the Pieropan family, made purely
from the Garganega grape, challenge the world’s finest whites for
intensity, complexity, and ageworthiness.
And these wines do age with the best. Jancis Robinson recently
undertook a tasting of Pieropan’s wines reaching back into the 1980s.
If there were a white Grand Cru of Italy, then La Rocca from Pieropan
would lay serious claim to such a title.