Awarded 93 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their May 2017 edition review of Soave (see blue link below).
Pieropan Soave 2014 - May 2017 Decanter review
A quite wonderful wine that turns Soave on its head, largely through the sheer intricacy of winemaking. For the technically-minded: after gentle, whole bunch pressing, there was a short period of maceration on the skins followed by fermentation at 20ºC in stainless steel tanks and 500 litre oak casks (Pieropan feels Garganega is too delicate for fermentation in barrique). 60% of the wine then remained in 500-litre oak casks and 40% aged in 2,000 litre 'botti' or barrels for one year. The wine then stayed for four months in bottle before release.
Golden yellow in the glass, with intense, concentrated perfumes that follow through to the palate. Classic La Rocca aromas of almond essence and honey lead to an elegant and beautifully balanced palate, with notes of vanilla and almond kernel, ripe apricots and exotic fruit. The long finish has a light minerally edge.