Garganega. 85 %Trebbiano di Soave. 15% Brilliant straw yellow colour with greenish hints. The delicate nose is reminiscent of almond blossoms and marzipan.Good depth of fruit on the palate, nicely balanced by a zingy acidity that enhances its long length.
The Calvarino vineyard is in the heart of the Soave Classico zone and represents the core of the ancient family estate, bought at the beginning of 1900.
The name ‘Calvarino’ derives from ‘Little Calvary’ reflecting how difficult the soil is to work and the tortuous path which winds from top to bottom.
After gentle, whole bunch pressing, there was a short period of maceration on the skins followed by fermentation at 20ºC in stainless steel tanks and 500 litre oak casks because Pieropan feels Garganega is too delicate for fermentation in barrique.
An elegant Amarone with fresh acidity yet underlying heft. The grapes were hand-picked and dried naturally, then pressed and de-stemmed. The must was fermented at 23-24ºC for approximately 30 days The wine was aged in 500 litre barrels for 36 months followed by a year in bottle before release.