Pieropan Calvarino 5 Soave classico

Pieropan Soave Classico Calvarino 5

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Pieropan Soave Classico Calvarino 5

Region: Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy

Vintage: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: Garganega, Trebbiano di Soave

ABV: 12.5%

Notes: Certified organic

Calvarino 5 is an authentic expression of these vines, from a volcanic soil. It displays aromatic herbs and summer flowers. Elegant, long and persistent. Rich in mineral and tropical notes, on the palate it displays a verticality, which gives the wine an intriguing complexity. A Mediterranean wine in the soul and of great longevity.

To accompany the opening of their new modern winery, Pieropan created a special wine, ‘Calvarino 5’. This blend of five vintages (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) represents the five years it took to build this new winery. The wine has great complexity and shows the immense ageing potential of Pieropan’s wines.

The Calvarino vineyard is located in the north-west zone of the Soave Classico area and has been owned by the Pieropan family since 1901. It takes its name, 'little Calvary', from the steepness of the slope and the difficulty this presents in working the vineyard. It has basalt soil that is typical in this part of Soave and is planted with Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave. The vines are between 30 and 60 years old and are planted 200 to 300 metres above sea level, at a density of 3,000 vines per hectare. The vineyards are farmed organically.

Pieropan’s estate covers 58 hectares of vineyard which are situated on the stony hills of Soave Classico. The Pieropan family has been producing wines in Soave since the 1890s. Indeed, they were the first producer to bottle a wine with the name Soave on the label in the early 1930s. Nino Pieropan took over from his father in 1970 and was the first producer to make a single-vineyard Soave, ‘Calvarino’, in 1971. Nino’s two sons, Andrea and Dario, took over the running of the estate in 2017 when Nino fell ill and before he passed away in April 2018. From the 2015 vintage onwards, all Pieropan wines are certified organic