In a nutshell:
A silky, textured and complex white from the Veneto in north east Italy.
The wines from Soave are generally considered pleasant, uncomplicated quaffers, but Pieropan, one of the top producers makes wines that certainly buck this trend. The La Rocca vineyard produces quite distinctive Soaves which are full of exotic fruit and nutty aromas, soft on the palate with hints of spice and a minerally backbone.
When to drink:
Elegant and with a long finsh this can be cellared for drinking over the next few years.