94 points Kerin O'Keefe: "The fantastic 2021 Pieropan Calvarino opens with aromas of Spanish broom, stone fruits, wet pebbles and Alpine herbs. On the savory, structured palate, fresh acidity accompanies ripe apricots, peaches and citrus before closing on notes of saline and white almonds. It shows balance, finesse and great fruit. Drink through 2033. (Jul 2023)."
94 points James Suckling: "The 50th anniversary vintage. The first single vineyard white wine of Italy. Tuffeau and basalt. Calvarino is fermented in cement rather than the tank, as is used for the Classico. A broader sash of orchard fruits, verging toward toffee apple, mingle with ginger, orange blossom, rosemary, sage, almond and jasmine. 20-30% Trebbiano di Soave due to its affinity with volcanic soils. Saline and sappy, whilst also resinous and intense. A powerful wine that is paradoxically pixelated of detail, immensely saline and beautifully light on its feet. The sort of wine I challenge anyone not to love. Drinkable now, but best from 2025. (4/20/23)"
Producer notes: "The Calvarino vineyard is located in the heart of the classic area of ??Soave and represents for the company the old family estate, purchased in 1901. The name Calvarino derives from "little Calvary", due to the difficulty of working the land and due to the winding to reach the bottom. The first label dates back to 1971 and represents the most faithful and authentic expression of Soave wine."
|Varietal||Other White Wines|
|Blend||70% Garganega, 30% Trebbiano di Soave|