Pieropan has shown the world just how great Garganega (the white Italian wine grape) can be. Third generation owner Leonildo recognised the importance of terroir early on, acquiring various hillside crus and expanding the prestigious Calvarino and La Rocca vineyards. Today, Nino is joined by sons Andrea and Dario, maintaining the family’s profound commitment to the terroir and tradition of Soave and, more recently, Valpolicella. The single vineyard Soave wines, Calvarino and La Rocca, are polar opposites, yet they share a remarkable capacity to age gracefully. Calvarino, with 30% Trebbiano, is oak-free with pure fruit that is tight and minerally. La Rocca, from the vineyard that overlooks the town itself, is late harvested and aged in tonneaux, displaying ripe tropical fruit with an intense, layered palate that is velvety and persistent. The new red wines, from the hilly Val d’Illasi in Valpolicella, are a true expression of the Pieropan style, favouring complexity and elegance.