Pieropan La Rocca

Pieropan La Rocca

Soave Classico 2021

Veneto, Italy

Regular price£135.00
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Case Format
Duty Status
Style: White Drink from: 2023
ABV: 13.0% Drink to: 2030
Packaging: OCC Stock arriving: In Stock
Critic scores
95 RP, 93 VM, 95 JS, 18 JR, 94 DC, 93 GM
Critic reviews
"The organic Pieropan 2021 Soave Classico La Rocca shows a golden hue with hints of shiny emerald and green. Made with 100% Garganega, it ages in tonneaux for 12 months. The wine is viscous in appearance, gliding within the inside of the glass with thick, slow swirls. The effect is beautiful and full-bodied for sure, with apricot, poached pear, crushed stone and very light saffron or cinnamon. This is just a terrific vintage from a world-class producer. Luckily for us, 48,000 bottles were made."
Monica Larner, October 2023

"The 2021 Soave Classico La Rocca seduces, flaunting its rich bouquet of confectionary spice and sweet oak before coming further into focus with baked apple and chamomile notes. This is elegance personified, opulent at first and then decidedly savory and precise, with crisp orchard fruits flowing across a saline-tinged, acidic core. The 2021 finishes with dramatic length, staining the palate in youthful concentration as zesty citrus combines with dried apricot and peach. This is an especially decedent vintage for La Rocca, yet the balance is something to behold. It was refined for one year in a mix of 2000- and 500-liter Slavonian oak barrels."
Eric Guido, April 2022

"Intense, concentrated, tense flavours of dried citrus peel, fermented honey and almost piercing acidity. Dry finish. Real grip. Already hugely impressive but surely this will just go on and on acquiring extra layers. Extraordinarily persistent. The flavour lingers for a minute or even two. Glorious!"
Jancis Robinson, September 2023, JancisRobinson.com

"This is one of two memorable single-vineyard Soave Classicos from Pieropan; unlike the Calvarino offering, this is matured in oak. Aromas of honeysuckle, apricot, honey and orange blossom lead to a concentrated palate with beautiful ripeness and a lush mid-palate, backed by persistence and lively acidity. The wood notes are restrained and add an extra layer of character. Superb harmony and outstanding varietal purity. Organic."
November 2023, Decanter.com

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Critics

AG
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
AM
Allan Meadows, Burghound.com
DC
Decanter, Decanter.com
GM
Gus McLean, AbingdonFineWine.com
JA
Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com
JD
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com
JR
Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com
JS
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com
LPB
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, TheWineIndependent.com
NM
Neal Martin, RobertParker.com
RP
Various, RobertParker.com
TA
Tim Atkin, TimAtkin.com
VM
Various, vinous.com

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