PIEROPAN

ORGANIC CERTIFICATION | 2014 Certified organic.

RED WINES

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG, VIGNA GARZON | In 1999, The Pieropan family bought uncultivated land on the hill of Garzon in Cellore Illasi in the Illasi valley west of Soave. Pieropan planted vines here in 2000, the Valpolicella varieties, namely Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Croatina Veronese. The vines are trained using the Guyot system, with 5,800 vines per hectare. The vineyard is south-facing and at 400 metres above sea level. Soil is limestone and clay soil. The site is windy and has a dry micro-climate. The vineyard is certified organic. / 2010 60% Corvina Veronese, 35% Rondinella, Croatina Veronese + other local grapes. / 2014 60% Corvina, 40% Croatina, Rondinella. 16.5%. A lighter style in terms of tannin expression leaving lightish soft raspberry fruit with a twist of sherbet lemon acidity, the lattergiving the wine its levity. A fluid, immediate style topped off by some new vanilla oak. Populist for sure, profound not really, but well executed popularism such as this has its fans, given that Amarone is often accused of being too dense, heavy, oaky and sweet-tasting (tasted blind for Decanter in London 17 Jan 2019).