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: 56 ha / 139 acres (2017)
Production: 6,540 hl / 72,700 cases (2017)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Garganega
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Superiore (Wh): Minimum 70% Garganega; maximum 30% Trebbiano di Soave and/or Chardonnay; maximum 5% OANWG
  • Riserva (Superiore)

Subzones:

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

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: 11/05/2019

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