Today, sons Andrea (viticulturist) and Dario (winemaker), maintain 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 large cask, 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. Recioto di Soave, invented by Leonildo Senior, is made with the best grapes from the recie – ears of the bunch – and dried on racks for five months. The wine is an exquisite balance between delicate sweetness and refreshing acidity.
The new red wines, from the hilly Val d’Illasi in Valpolicella, are a true expression of the Pieropan style, favouring complexity and elegance. The vineyard, on Monte Garzon with sweeping views of the valley, was planted in 2000 to Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Croatina at 300-500 metres on soil rich in limestone and clay.