The Soave Superiore PDO is reserved exclusively for White wine.
The production area of Soave Superiore PDO is within the territory, in whole or in part, of the municipalities of Soave, Monteforte d’Alpone, San Martino Buon Albergo, Mezzane di Sotto, Roncà, Montecchia di Crosara, San Giovanni Ilarione, Cazzano di Tramigna, Colognola ai Colli, Caldiero, Illasi and Lavagno in the Province of Verona, in the Veneto region.
White (incl. Classico and Riserva): min. 70% Garganega, max. 30% Trebbiano di Soave (Nostrano); within this 30%, a maximum of 5% can be grape berries similar in colour and originating from other grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area.
Description of product typologies
Soave Superiore PDO is straw-yellow in colour, at times intense and with possible green and gold highlights; the nose reveals evident suggestions of cedar, bergamot and Chinese mandarins, with hints of lavender and elderberry on decisive briny notes; it is smooth and sapid on the palate, with a long and slightly almondy finish. It can mention Classico and Riserva on the label.Soave Superiore PDO and Soave Superiore PDO Classico wines cannot be made available for consumption before April 1st of the year following that in which the grapes were produced. Soave Superiore PDO Riserva wines can be put on the market from November 1st of the year following that in which the grapes were produced.Grapes destined for the vinification of Soave Superiore PDO wines must ensure a minimum natural alcohol level of 11%.
The Soave Superiore PDO designation can be followed by Vigna (Vineyard) with the relative toponym.