Soave, along with the red wines Bardolino and Valpolicella, formed three pillars of light fresh wines which helped build the US market for Italian wines from the 1960s well through the 1980s. These fresh wines from the Veneto have since been supplanted by a myriad other wines, Italian and otherwise.
After periods of simply trying to deal with what happened, even trying to figure out how Pinot Grigio ate their lunch, Soave is making a comeback. While the wines were once sold primarily on price and their fresh fruity profile, today’s Soave is making a stand on their unique and compelling character. Soave: Italy’s other white wine. Read more to find out why, starting with volcanism!