Soave DOC

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Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1968; Recioto di Soave and Soave Superiore became separate DOCGs in 1998 and 2001, respectively
Vineyard Area: 4,055 ha / 10,016 acres (2018)
Production: 379,300 hl / 4,214,000 cases (2018)
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
  • 33 unità geografiche aggiuntive (“additional geographical entities”)—see list below

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 extra 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: 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