Pieropan prefers screwcap to Classico
30 Jul 2009 by Julia Harding MW
Nino Pieropan and his sons Andrea and Dario have decided to bottle their 2008 Soave Classico under screwcap, which makes it their Soave and not their Soave Classico, even though the grapes are grown in the Classico-delimited area. For reasons I find incomprehensible and indefensible, the regulations for Soave Classico – and for all other wines that enjoy Italy’s top-rank DOCG classification – do not allow producers to bottle their wines under screwcap, so anyone who prefers this particular taint-free option for closures is immediately penalised in terms of what he or she can put on the label. Fortunately, Pieropan’s...

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