• “What would Soave have been without him?” On the eve of Vinitaly, Italian wine mourns the loss of Leonildo Pieropan

    11 monthes ago - By Do Bianchi

    Above: Legacy producer Leonildo Pieropan with his two sons and grandchildren in an udated photo .
    News of Leonildo Pieropan's passing swept across the world of Italian wine this weekend.
    On the eve of Vinitaly , remembrances of the Italian wine legend and pioneer poured out over the internet. Not only was Pieropan the architect of Soave's great revival, he was also one of the founders of FIVI, the Italian Federation of Independent Grape Growers, a now powerful advocacy group. His wines have shaped the palates of a generation of Italian wine lovers, including mine.
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