PIEROPAN, 'LE COLOMBARE' RECIOTO DI SOAVE 2018
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A very traditional sweet wine made from dried grapes whose name derives from the shape of the carefully selected bunches of garganega grapes - ‘recie’ or ears. This is a long-standing family favourite and has been produced in the same way by generations of the Pieropan family.
The grapes are carried by hand to the drying loft where they are spread on bamboo cane mats to dry naturally for approximately 5 months from mid-September to the end of February.
This all natural environment allows the grapes to dehydrate and concentrate and also allows botrytis, or noble rot, to develop. Wine is not made during vintages characterized by adverse weather conditions
The wine ages in 2500 litre oak casks for around two years followed by 6 months bottle ageing before release
Color: Intense gold, almost amber coloured.
Perfume: Reminiscent of exotic fruits and apricots on the nose.
Palate: Its initial impression on the palate is delicately sweet. Alcohol content: 13%
Total acidity: 6‰ – 6.5‰ Residual Sugar: 110-120 g/l