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Soave Superiore DOCG

Read a profile of the Soave denominations

Region: Veneto

Synopsis

Region:

History: Established as a DOC in 1968; became a DOCG in 2001

Vineyard Area: 65 ha / 161 acres (2018)

Production: 5,110 hl / 56,780 cases (2018)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

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 units”)—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

Notes:

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

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