Soave Superiore DOCG

Soave Superiore See Veneto map, ref #14

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Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1968; became a DOCG in 2001
Vineyard Area: 38 ha / 94 acres (2015)
Production: 2,830 hl / 31,400 cases (2016)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Garganega
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Superiore (Wh): Minimum 70% Garganega; maximum 30% Trebbiano di Soave; maximum 5% OAWG
  • Riserva (Superiore)

Subzone:

  • Classico, essentially comprising the communes of Soave and Monteforte d’Alpone

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 12.0% for Superiore; 12.5% for Riserva
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 6 g/l (0.6%)
  • Aging: For Superiore, minimum approx. 6 months (ERD = April 1, V+1); for Riserva, minimum approx. 12–13 months (ERD = November 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 01/04/2017