DOC area for white wine in the western part of the Italian region Veneto
, The name Soave allegedly goes back to the immigrant from the north Swabia, who settled here in the Middle Ages. But it also means gentle or sweet and is often used to describe the character of the most significant wine of Veneto. To the east of Soave is the DOC area Gambellara
with a similar wine. The area includes Caldiero, Cazzano di Tramigna, Colognola ai Colli, Illasi, Lavagno, Mezzane di Sotto, Montecchia di Crosara, Monteforte d'Alpone, Roncà, San Bonifacio, San Giovanni Ilarione, San Martino Buon Albergo and the eponymous Soave in the province of Verona.
The Classico area
includes the communes of Monteforte d'Alpone and Soave. It lies on the often steep south and southwest slopes between the two places at an altitude between 100 and 350 meters. The sub-zone Colli Scaligeri
includes the municipalities of Caldiero, Cazzano di Tramigna, Colognola ai Colli, Illasi, Lavagno, Mezzane di Sotto, Montecchia di Crosara, Monteforte d'Alpone, Roncà, San Giovanni Ilarione, San Martino Buon Albergo and Soave. The vineyards cover a total of about 5,300 hectares of vineyards east of Verona in the alluvial plain of the Adige.
The white wine is going out Garganega
(about 70%), as well as in any mixture of Chardonnay
and Trebbiano di Soave / Trebbiano Nostrano Verdicchio Bianco
(maximum 30%, of which a maximum of 5% other permitted varieties). According to the origin of the grapes, the designations of origin Soave, Soave Classico and Soave Colli Scaligeri. It will also be one Spumante
In 2001, the wine types Soave Superiore
and Soave Classico Superiore
were classified as DOCG. The minimum alcohol content is 12%, at Riserva
12.5% vol. You must mature at least 3 months in the bottle, a Riserva at least 24 months, including 3 months in the bottle. The cute Recioto di Soave
already received the DOCG classification in 1998.