is one of the most famous Italian wines. Is is produced in the surrounding areas of Verona
, where the 40% of the production is made by this dry white wine. It has an intense flavor and it can be served with many different dishes.
Where it is produced
Soave DOC is a typical wine of region of Veneto
. It is produced in some valleys that belong to the province of Verona
. The allowed production area was assigned back in 1931, and it includes the municipalities of Soave, Colognola ai Colli, Caldiero, San Martino Buon Albergo, Mezzane di Sotto, Illasi, Montecchia di Crosara and Monteforte d'Alpone.
This region has also a historical importance as well. Here, you can drive along "Strada del Vino
" for 50 kilometers, visiting Medieval churches, castles, villas and, of course, many wineries.
History & how it is made
This wine takes its name from the town of Soave. It is likely to come from Suaves, which refers to the Suebi, who were Germanic people. This area was known as a wine-production region even during the Roman age, but it started to spread in the Middle Age. In 1901, "Cantina Sociale di Soave" was founded, and then a "Consortium" was established to promote and protect this precious wine.
The appellation of Controlled Origin (DOC) was authorized in 1936, and with that, it was the first Italian wine awarded this appellation. Today, Soave DOC is one of the most exported Italian white wines.