Leonildo ("Nino") and Teresita Pieropan craft without doubt the finest Soaves from this DOC with a depth of fruit and structure that other producers can only dream of. The town of Soave still has a serene and almost timeless quality to it and the Pieropan winery is still situated in the heart of the old town. Nino pioneered the notion of single vineyard Soaves and the use of small French barriques for fermentation and maturation. Garganega and Trebbiano grapes are grown on soils rich in clay and tuffeau - only organic sprays are used in the vineyards and yields are kept very low. The wines are bottled with only a light filtration. His Soaves are Garganega-dominated blends that display seductive, floral aromas and characteristics of baked apples and marzipan, accompanied by tremendous length on the palate. They can improve for up to 5 years.