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Definition: Soave

Soave (pronounced SWAH-vay) is a dry white wine from the Veneto region in northeast Italy, principally around the city of Verona. Garganega is the designation’s principal grape variety with Trebbiano sometimes blended in. Soave DOC is designed to be drunk a year or two after the vintage. It is a user-friendly white, which offers good value. It is a wine from which one expects neither complexity nor ageing potential but rather a clean fragrance and an appealing freshness and delicacy. Soave is a straw yellow color, almost green sometimes. It's known to be light bodied and grapey, with hints of almonds. It displays gentle acidity. It is vinified in stainless steel, a method which allows the wine's attractive floral and fruity notes to express themselves fully. Soave Classico is reserved for the product made from grapes harvested and vinified in the municipalities of Soave and Monteforte d'Alpone, i.e. the original and oldest classic "zone". Soave Classico DOC is a more ambitious white. It often has a slight mineral note on the palate that adds complexity to its floral and fruity character.

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