We were blown away when we tasted the 2019 vintage of Soave Pieropan La Rocca. Made from 100% Garganega, this shows golden yellow in hue with intense, concentrated perfumes that follow through to the palate. Enticing aromas of almond essence and honey lead to an elegant and beautifully balanced palate, with notes of vanilla and almond kernel with ripe apricot and exotic fruits. The finish is precise and linear with candies citrus, honeydew melon and a mouthcoating minerality. Certified organic, this is a stonkingly good wine and one that will age gracefully for many years to come!
Soave Pieropan La Rocca – Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com
“…Mango and yuzu, tendrils of honeysuckle cling to the nose; the scent of lemon blossom and silky yellow roses bruised in the mist-fine patter of early-morning rain. Already, the smells curl out the glass, slow wide ribbons that shimmer from flowers to earth to the limpid pearl glow of harvest moonrise. Such a golden wine. Like tasting a metallograph of golden crystals in microscopic detail by honey-hazed candlelight. Candied citrus peel, saffron, bergamot. Ice-pick stilettos of acidity deliver spine-piercing precision. And a stony chew, clad in almost-transparent texture, gentleness over a structure so defiant it clangs like a gong. This has only just begun. The kind of wine you need to buy 12 bottles of and taste one a year. Exquisite, already. But oh, such a long way to go…”