Soave joined the official list of typical Italian products with the certification DOC (denomination of controlled origin) that was released August 21, 1968.
Being a DOC certification requires that the entire production process must be carried out in the region of Veneto.
The designation of origin is reserved to wines Soave Soave (also in sparkling version) and with the references of Soave Classico and subzones Colli Scaligeri.
The production area of ​​the grapes used to produce wine Soave DOC includes some municipalities in the Province of Verona.
The types allowed are:
Soave – Soave Classico – Soave Colli Scaligeri
– Color: straw yellow at times to greenish;
– Odor: Characteristic with intense and delicate;
– Taste: dry, medium-bodied and harmonious, slightly bitter;
– Minimum alcoholic strength 10.5% for and 11% for Soave Soave Classico and Soave Colli Scaligeri.
Soave Spumante
– Foam: fine and persistent;
– Color: straw yellow to greenish sometimes brilliant;
– Odor: Characteristic with intense and delicate;
– Taste: medium-bodied, harmonious, slightly bitter in the types extra brut or brut or extra dry or dry;
– Minimum alcohol content 11%.
– Garganega: at least 70%;
– Trebbiano di Soave (ours) and Chardonnay maximum 30%;
– In this context the 30% may also contribute, up to a maximum of 5%, grapes from white grapes, non-aromatic, suitable for cultivation in the province of Verona.
Serving temperature: around 10 ° C – 12 ° C.
Serving suggestions: ideal combination soups and seasonal vegetables, excellent with fish and rice dishes.


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