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3rd December, 2012

Tim Atkin MW, 90 points

Pieropan makes some of my favourite Soaves. Its single vineyard wines are sublime, but its larger, entry point blend is pretty good, too. This has a white pepper fragrance, with stony minerality on the palate and a fresh, almost saline finish. Good to see it under screwcap, too.

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20th September, 2012

Oz Clarke

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Pieropan is probably the main producer trying to revive the quality and renown of Soave after generations of neglect. His pristine wines show that Soave is a super wine style, not just cheap party wine in a litre bottle. This is lovely restrained wine, with a sense of fresh rain or dew about it and every nuance is pale: pale wax, pale apple, pale peach, pale soil, pale everything. This will get deeper and riper if you age it for one to five years, but for now enjoy its reflective, fleeting beauty.