Pieropan Calvarino 2020


The history of this brand dates back to 1880, when this business was established in the Soave village in the reputed zone of Palazzo Pullici in Italy.

Leonildo Pieropan, a physician from Soave, was well-aware of the potential of the soils in this region, because of his previous work experience in the family vineyards. He, along with his sons, Fausto and Gustavo, started working in the cellars in the 1950s and 60s to churn out impeccable quality, Italian wines that spoke a lot about the quality of their terroirs. Today, this business is run by the fifth generation of the Pieropan family, with the same dedication and winemaking philosophy.

The Pieropan family believes in traditional winemaking principles. These are reflected in the way they maintain their vineyards. The local territory of these vineyards is given utmost importance and minimalistic intervention technique is followed in addition to organic viticultural practices.

The three vineyards from where grapes are sourced for Pieropan wines are Calvarino, La Rocca and Garzon. Calvarino vineyard is the oldest of the three as it has been with the family since 1901. It is located right in the heart of the Soave area and is blessed with amazingly rich and fertile volcanic soils.

It makes an excellent aperitif and partners a wide range of dishes, especially vegetable quiches, delicately-flavoured fish, shellfish and cheese soufflés



Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Pale straw yellow, with greenish reflections when young, golden with ageing
Nose Fresh, flowery with aromas of elder, lemon and cherry
Palate Dry, well balanced and elegant, with tremendous length and finesse

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Garganega
Alcohol % 12.5%
Style Bone Dry White-Soave Classico
Estate/Producer Pieropan-Andrea
Country Italy
Region Soave
Vintage 2020
Vinification Late harvest, sometimes towards the end of October and harvest invariably consists of two passes through the vineyard to harvest only fully ripe grapes. The grapes are then destemmed and fermented in glass-lined cement tanks before spending a year on lees in cement tanks, a process which builds richness and complexity, prior to bottling
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Huge age potential- 20years plus if stored properly


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