Pieropan’s La Rocca is a single vineyard expression of Soave produced exclusively from Garganega. It takes its name from a medieval fortress that dominates the village. La Rocca is distinguished by its limestone soils, a somewhat unusual scenario in the volcanic terrain of Soave. Gentle, whole-bunch pressing using a nitrogen press, there was a short period of maceration on the skins followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks and 500 litre oak casks. 60% of the wine remained in 500-litre oak casks while the remaining 40% was aged in 2,000 litre ‘botti’ or large barrels for one year. The final blend was then aged for four months in bottle before release.