Recioto di Soave DOCG

Recioto di Soave See Veneto map, ref #1
Region:
History: Formerly part of the Soave DOC; established as a separate DOCG in 1998
Production: 1,040 hl / 11,500 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Garganega
Styles and Wine Composition:
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSpSw): Minimum 70% Garganega; maximum 30% Trebbiano di Soave; maximum 5% OAWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Recioto (WhSw): Minimum 70% Garganega; maximum 30% Trebbiano di Soave; maximum 5% OAWG

Subzone:

  • Classico, essentially comprising the communes of Soave and Monteforte d’Alpone (Recioto only)

Significant Production Rules:
  • After harvest, grapes must be air-dried to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 14%
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5% for Spumante (approx. 16.0% potential); 12.0% for Recioto (approx. 16.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Minimum 70 g/l (7.0%)
  • Aging: Minimum approx. 10 months (ERD = September 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011