Soave DOC can be considered the Italian white wine par excellence. Not only because of the Garganega and Trebbiano grapes from which it is produced, well meaning indigenous vines, but also because of its expressive profile, which is far removed from the international style of Chardonnay or Sauvignon. In fact, it presents itself with a different, more integral and complex richness.
The Soave production area has its epicentre at the eastern end of the Lessini Hills in the province of Verona.
The area includes the territories of several municipalities, including those of Soave and Monteforte d'Alpone. These are reserved for the use of the specification 'Classico' in addition to the name 'Soave' in grape products because it is the oldest original area.
There is very ancient evidence of vine cultivation in the Soave area and the fame of this wine has been great since the earliest times of history. Probably following the example of the Etruscans, the Veneti and Celts began the cultivation of vines and the production of wine.
It is not an aromatic or distinctly acidic wine, yet the sugar content when fully ripe is excellent and its aromas of white flowers, peach and almond are immediately recognisable. The colour is golden, intense straw yellow.
Go with savoury dishes, fresh cheeses, pesto pasta, fish, shellfish and octopus, spicy Chinese and Indian fish and vegetable dishes.