Recioto di Soave DOCG

Recioto di Soave See Veneto map, ref #13

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Region:
History: Formerly part of the Soave DOC; established as a separate DOCG in 1998
Vineyard Area: 4,583 ha / 11,321 acres (2017) total for all three Soave DOPs
Production: 1,000 hl / 11,100 cases (2017)
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

Subzones:

  • Classico, essentially comprising the communes of Soave and Monteforte d’Alpone (Recioto only)
  • 33 unità geografiche aggiuntive (“additional geographical entities”)—see list below

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: 11/04/2019

List of unità geografiche aggiuntive: Brognoligo, Broia, Ca’ del Vento, Campagnola, Carbonare, Casarsa, Castelcerino, Castellaro, Colombara, Corte del Durlo, Costalta, Costalunga, Coste, Costeggiola, Croce, Duello, Fittà, Foscarino, Froscà, Menini, Monte di Colognola, Monte Grande, Paradiso, Pigno, Ponsara, Pressoni, Roncà–Monte Calvarina, Rugate, Sengialta, Tenda, Tremenalto, Volpare, Zoppega