The Soave region in Italy’s Veneto region is named after the eponymous town. Soave produces three white wines based on Garganega grapes. These are Soave DOC, Soave Superiore DOCG and Recioto di Soave DOCG. 

Soave’s appellation systemJohn Szabo MS (2016, p.206) not inaccurately describes Soave’s system of appellations as ‘a bit of a mess, incorporating confusing mentions and overlapping areas and the willy-nilly appearance and disappearance of the G (as in DOCG), a classic case of the authorities trying to appease all factions.’

Soave appellations: Soave DOC. | Soave Classico DOC. | Soave Colli Scaligeri DOC. | Soave Superiore DOCG. | Soave Superiore Classico DOCG. | Recioto di Soave DOCG. | Recioto di Soave Classico DOCG.

Soave crus | The 33 Soave crus have been recognized by the European Union which calls them Additional Geographical Units (Menzioni Geografiche Aggiuntive or MGAs in Italian). Their names could appear on labels from the 2019 harvest. There are 28 crus in the classic area, 2 in the volcanic area of ​​Roncà and 3 in the limestone hills of the Val d’Illasi and Mezzane. Initial research began in the 1980s, via soil mapping, zoning, climatic data and research on the history of each potential area, some sites having roots from the Napoleonic era. List of crus: Broia. | Brognoligo. | Carbonare. | Castellaro. | Castelcerino. | Colombara. | Costalunga. | Coste. | Costeggiola. | Duel. | Fittà. | Foscarino. | Froscà. | Menini. | Monte Calvarina. | Monte Grande. | Monte Tenda. | Pigno. | Pressoni. | Rocca. | Roncà. | Salvarenza. Sengialta. | Tenda. | Volpare. | Zoppega.

Wineries: Anselmi.


John Szabo, MS, Volcanic Wines, (London, 2016).