Soave


Soave is a hilly area around the municipality of Soave including the Alpone, Illasi, Mezzane and Tramigna valleys. It produces a user-friendly white wine, which offers good value for money: a wine from which one expects neither complexity nor ageing potential but rather a clean fragrance and an appealing freshness and delicacy. The classico zone covers a smaller area between Soave and Monteforte and DOCG Soave Superiore is produced on the top of the hilly.

The typical scenery is low hillies and narrow valleys between. The climate is mild, but during the winter the heavy snowing on the hills is possible. The soil is mainly stony and volcanic. The grapes are Garganega, Trebbiano di Soave, Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco.

Soave DOCG may be released on to the market only after 1st September of the year following the harvest and after bottle ageing of at least three months so as to emphasise characteristics of maturity and complexity. Wines aged a minimum of two years may be labelled as "Riserva". The yield has also been reduced to 70 hectolitres per hectare, and the bottled wine must have a minimum alcohol level of 12 degrees by vol. (12.5 by vol. for the Riserva style), and it must have a minimum extract of 20 grams per litre.

This sparkling wine Soave Spumante DOC with a modern and seductive taste, has managed to preserved a rich noble title containing a long, important and antique tradition. It is typically of the versatility of the Garganega, the grape of the excellence of the Soave wine, able to give character and identity to such a wine. Perfect grapes bunches, selected yeasts, accurated vinifications, a long staying on the lees, are giving us a "Brut" with a fine and persistent "Perlage" as well as elegant and fragrant nose.

  • Grapes: blend of grapes: at least 70% Garganega and permitted addition of up to 30 % Trebbiano di Soave, Chardonnay, and Pinot Bianco.
  • Colour: Light pale golden yellow color and nuances of golden yellow, very transparent.
  • Bouquet: profumes of white fruit like apple, pear and almond.
  • Flavour: Dry, harmonious and slightly crisp.
  • Aging: Minimum 3 months the DOCG
  • Alcohol: 12%, Superiore 12,5 %
  • Best served with: delicious with Italian starters, white meats, seawater fish, smoked seafood, goat's milk cheese or mild curry dishes
  • Serving temperature: 12-14 C opening the bottle few minutes in advance.