Pieropan’s Soave Classico 2015 is a crisp, nutty white with lively acidity and a textured palate, from a star producer.
If you think all Soave is neutral white Italian wine, think again! Sadly gazillion gallons of profoundly average Soave flooded the markets decades ago, and it’s taken ages for winelovers to rediscover the joys of great Soave. The Soave zone is in Italy’s Veneto region, where special volcanic soils and a temperate, fresh climate provide superior conditions. Garganega is the main grape (say gar-GAN-eh-ga), and it has a lovely almond, apple, lemony character. Pieropan is in an elite group of serious Soave producers, and the savoury, nutty, citrusy flavours, rich palate and hyper-crisp finish of this Classico is truly magnificent. Throw it at any white meat dish (like veal and mushrooms), a classic tortellini alla panna (herby dumplings sauced with cream and cheese), or a simple roast free range chicken. You’ll rediscover proper, minerally Soave.