Pieropan Soave Classico Calvarino 2016
Brilliant straw yellow color 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. Makes an excellent partner to complex dishes, even with strong flavours particularly risottos such as porcini, or celery, squash and almond, salt cod and other fish including salmon, scallops and crab.
|Region||Italy, Veneto, Soave Classico|
Wine Enthusiast"Cellar Selection" Lemon drop candy, apricot, crushed stone, bitter almond and beeswax are just some of the aromas you'll find on this intriguing, classy wine, the 45th anniversary edition of what is one of Italy's most iconic whites. The savory, elegant palate is focused and bright, delivering ripe white stone fruit, citrus, tangy mineral and a hint of baking spice. It's impeccably balanced, with bright acidity. Enjoy now or hold for even more complexity. Drink through 2031.
James SucklingCool and herbal with great vitality and delicacy, as well as the distinctive, rich and complex texture of high-end Soave. Then comes a lime-zest freshness at the long finish. From organically grown grapes.
Wine AdvocateThis wine celebrates its 45th anniversary (1971-2016) with this vintage. The 2016 Soave Classico Calvarino (a blend of 70% Garganega and 30% Trebbiano di Soave) is a beautifully bountiful and exuberant wine that bursts forward with stone and exotic fruit, with crushed oyster shell at the back. The wine delivers abundant complexity and depth, and this puts it into a category of its own as far as Italian white wines are concerned.
DecanterCalvarino 2016 represents another gem from the mostly volcanic soil of this vineyard, from where Trebbiano di Soave is blended with Garganega. The wine is thus focused on citrus fruit and elderflower, with a hint of smokiness but also a delicate fragrance and vibrancy.