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2009 Pieropan Soave Classico

Tasting Note:

Eyes: clear, med lemon, watery rim
Nose: clean, med- intensity, developing, oak, nutty, floral, stone fruit
Mouth: dry, med body, med acidity, med intensity, med- alcohol, med length, citrus, mineral
All in all: Good quality; drink now.

2009 Pieropan Soave Classico

I’ve read about the definition and forgot about a million times, but the term “classico” refers to the original area in which these wines and grapes originated from. For example, since its inception, places like Chianti have extended to include regions like Chanti Rufina, which generally use the same grapes with different elements of terroir. “Classico” refers to those original areas in Italy.

Although Italian whites are known for their neutrality, they can often have a certain subtle nuttiness to them as well. I find that to be common is most Soave, and at times it reaches this marzipan-like aroma.

Compared to the Arneis we had against this, this was noticeably muskier, although still rather neutral. Rather medium in everything, and I’m wishing it could’ve been more complex.

Also: damn. Because I’ve been pronouncing the grape incorrectly, like  forever.

Producer: Pieropan
Designation: Classico
Region: Italy
Sub-Region: Veneto
Variety: Garganega
ABV: 12%
Vintage: 2009
Tasted: June 9, 2012
Price: $29

Josh

DipWSET, Certified Sommelier, garbage person.

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