Soave DOC

Soave See Veneto map, ref #20
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1968; Recioto di Soave and Soave Superiore became separate DOCGs in 1998 and 2001, respectively
Vineyard Area: 5,301 ha / 13,093 acres (2014)
Production: 422,800 hl / 4,698,000 cases (2015)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Garganega
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 70% Garganega; maximum 30% Trebbiano di Soave and/or Chardonnay; maximum 5% OANWG
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 70% Garganega; maximum 30% Trebbiano di Soave and/or Chardonnay; maximum 5% OANWG

Subzones:

  • Classico, the historic production area
  • Colli Scaligeri

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for non-subzone Bianco; 11.0% for Bianco from a subzone and for Spumante
  • Residual sugar: Spumante can range from brut to dry
  • Aging: For non-subzone Bianco, minimum approx. 2 months (ERD = December 1, V); for Bianco from a subzone, minimum approx. 4 months (ERD = February 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/12/2013