Pieropan

Soave Classico Garganega

8.979 ratings
8.96 pro ratings
Soave, Verona, Veneto, Italy
Garganega
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Lemon in colour. Notes of almond, citrus and apricot. The blend is 85% Garganega and 15% Trebbiano di Soave. The latter grape gives a more luscious feel on the palate than you would expect showing peach, ripe apple and mineral. Has filled out nicely since its youth. A lovely wine at its peak with medium minus acid.

Lemon in colour. Notes of almond, citrus and apricot. The blend is 85% Garganega and 15% Trebbiano di Soave. The latter grape gives a more luscious feel on the palate than you would expect showing peach, ripe apple and mineral. Has filled out nicely since its youth. A lovely wine at its peak with medium minus acid.

Apr 18th, 2021
Dan Thomas

Well done. Solid example from this producer

Well done. Solid example from this producer

Apr 17th, 2018
Paul Masson

Ripe and fruit-forward despite the modest frame, lightly salty, and very lightly nutty. Good buy on clearance at Safeway for $13

Ripe and fruit-forward despite the modest frame, lightly salty, and very lightly nutty. Good buy on clearance at Safeway for $13

Mar 31st, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

After some heavy reduction early on (screw cap?), reveals some lovely fruit and shimmering minerality. Tart stone fruit, sea spray and Asian pear are all wonderful, but it’s the remarkable mouthfeel of this wine that makes it memorable. Minerals, zest and acid are abundant but they attack the palate gracefully and reveal a surprisingly amount of richness.

After some heavy reduction early on (screw cap?), reveals some lovely fruit and shimmering minerality. Tart stone fruit, sea spray and Asian pear are all wonderful, but it’s the remarkable mouthfeel of this wine that makes it memorable. Minerals, zest and acid are abundant but they attack the palate gracefully and reveal a surprisingly amount of richness.

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

A very mineral driven wine. Meyer lemon, orange blossom, ripe tangerine, jelly, hint of honey, slight corn notes, maybe a little oak treatment. Chalk and crushed rocks really stands out. Obvious lees contact. Bitterness, bright acid, slight oily texture. Some heat on the finish.

A very mineral driven wine. Meyer lemon, orange blossom, ripe tangerine, jelly, hint of honey, slight corn notes, maybe a little oak treatment. Chalk and crushed rocks really stands out. Obvious lees contact. Bitterness, bright acid, slight oily texture. Some heat on the finish.

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2018
Adam Beasley

Salted lemon, tangerine, sweet pear, and fresh herbs. Medium bodied and kinda oily in the mouth. I don’t have much experience with Soave but it reminds me a lot of Colombard from S. France.

Salted lemon, tangerine, sweet pear, and fresh herbs. Medium bodied and kinda oily in the mouth. I don’t have much experience with Soave but it reminds me a lot of Colombard from S. France.

Apr 22nd, 2020
Jim Nelson

50th vintage to help celebrate our 25th vintage

50th vintage to help celebrate our 25th vintage

Dec 1st, 2019
James Gourley

One of my favorite soaves. Bright and minerally citrus and white peach flavors make for the perfect hot weather sipper.

One of my favorite soaves. Bright and minerally citrus and white peach flavors make for the perfect hot weather sipper.

Sep 29th, 2019
Mark Flesher

For the price, an excellent drinker. Poolside sipper with great limestone and lemon tart acidity. Went with a variety of brunch fare extremely well. Finishes with good grip. Not overly complex but what it does, it does extremely well. Going to try to seek out a case of this.

For the price, an excellent drinker. Poolside sipper with great limestone and lemon tart acidity. Went with a variety of brunch fare extremely well. Finishes with good grip. Not overly complex but what it does, it does extremely well. Going to try to seek out a case of this.

Sep 10th, 2019
Jeff Venier

Very good. Great acidity with an almost tropical fruit nose and flavors. Pretty fantastic for Pieropan’s base Soave

Very good. Great acidity with an almost tropical fruit nose and flavors. Pretty fantastic for Pieropan’s base Soave

Jul 25th, 2019