Soave DOC

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Soave DOC is a white wine based on Garganega grapes produced in the province of Verona, in Veneto. It is vinified with two different styles - still and sparkling - and totally provides four typologies; two of these - Classico and Colli Scaligeri - in reality are areas that mark the specificity of the territory.

The scope of the designation includes a large hilly area east of Verona that extends to the border with the province of Vicenza. The climate is temperate.


The designation has two styles - still and sparkling - altogether four typologies. The most widespread of these is the base, Soave, which then determines the structure of the other ones. In all these cases, Garganega grapes are often combined with those of Trebbiano di Soave or Chardonnay - at most 30% - to give the wine the freshness and flavor of which Garganega is a bit lacking.

Its color is not very intense straw yellow; its aromas are delicate and recall more floral notes (white flowers) and fruity (cherry, almond); the taste is dry, fresh, sapid, moderately soft. Nt to be forgotten in the cellar, this wine must be drunk young to appreciate its delicacy.

Food pairing


Soave / Soave Classico / Soave Colli Scaligeri
  • temperature: 12°C / 54°F
  • glass: medium wine glass
  • longevity: 1-2 years
Soave Spumante (sparkling)
  • temperature: 6°C / 43°F
  • glass: flute or medium wine glass
  • longevity: 1-2 years


Production zone
  • region: Veneto
  • province: Verona
  • Soave
  • Soave Classico
  • Soave Colli Scaligeri
  • Soave Spumante (Sparkling)
Grapes varieties
  • Garganega 70-100%
  • Trebbiano di Soave 0-30%
  • Chardonnay 0-30%
Grapes maximum production
  • 150 quintals/hectare
  • 140 quintals/hectare (Classico)
  • 140 quintals/hectare (Colli Scaligeri)
Maximum productivity
  • 105 hectoliters/hectare
  • 98 hectoliters/hectare (Classico)
  • 98 hectoliters/hectare (Colli Scaligeri)
  • 1 month
  • 3 months (Classico)
  • 3 months (Colli Scaligeri)
Minimum alcohol
  • 10,5% Soave
  • 11,0% Soave Classico
  • 11,0% Soave Colli Scaligeri
  • 11,0% Soave Spumante (total alcohol)
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