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Soave Classico are wines that are produced in a specific growing area within the Soave DOC in the Veneto, Italy. Like many of the other pillars of Italian wines such as Chianti, growing regions expanded and Classico zones were delineated to refer to both a DOC’s original (classic) viticultural area, and often its highest quality wines. The zone extends between the town of Soave and Monteforte d’Alpone. 
Like the rest of Soave, Classicos are produced predominately from a minimum 70% Garganega grapes, with the rest Chardonnay and/or Trebbiano di Soave (Verdicchio). Trebbiano Toscano and Pinot Bianco, which were once allowable, have now been banned from the blend due to their inferior qualities.  
The Soave Classico zone also produced Recioto di Soave Classico, the sweet version. But it does not include the spumante version. 
For more information on Soave, its history and production, please see Soave.
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  • Coffele Soave Classico Alzari 2009


    Tight on the nose with earthy tones under dried fruit skin notes. A silken entry with a really gentle and fine depth of citrus accented by ripe orchard fruits. A fine, firm mid-palate is rich with bright, pithy lemony citrus fruit tones that leads to an elegant finish. 89pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Coffele Soave Classico Superiore 2009


    Acacia and balsam tones dominate the aromatic nose with notes of lemon oil, slate and mineral emerging with time. Round and fairly opulent with nice apple fruit supported by nicely integrated acids. This has a fresh but tactile finish with decent length for a wine that turns surprisingly elegant while remaining fairly rich. 89pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Prá Soave Classico 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by jeffmacintyre

  • Cantina del Castello Carniga Soave Classico DOC 2008


    Smoky on the nose and full of dried fruit tones with a spicy soil-driven base. Much lighter than expected on the palate with finely integrated tannins adding a slight textural complexity and supporting apricot and mineral flavors on the mid-palate that yield to deep mineral notes on the finish. A bit of a tricky wine to understand. 90pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Gini Salvarenza Soave Classico 2007


    A touch of dried orange rind greets the nose followed by white flower, nut meats and waxy white fruits all baked up with gentle medicinal herb tones. On the palate this is very precise with a generous yet focused mouthfeel that features mineral and peach flavors with inner mouth perfumes of fresh orchard fruits. Lovely length and definition of ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Monte Tondo Soave Classico Superiore Foscarin Slavinus 2007


    This smells of machine oil and butchers wax, sweet ripe fruit peaches, pressed flowers, banana peel (or maybe more plantain). Lightly nutty and super complex on the nose. Gorgeously balanced with rich fruit, brassy acids, precise succulent flavors of peach, almond skin, mineral and dried apricot. This finishes with real richness and an almost sw... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Gini Soave Classico Superiore Contrada Salvarenza Vecchie Vigne 2001


    White Burgundy-like on the nose with high-toned floral notes framed by notes of incense, mushrooms and waxy white fruits. Super elegant in the mouth with a touch of bottle sweetness to the almond and orchard fruit flavors. This is bright and precise with a combination of impressive freshness and lovely evolution of flavors. 93pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Pieropan Soave Classico la Rocca 2009


    Very nice. Well rounded, with subtle citrus notes. Great classy example of Veneto whites Read More

    Wine review by jefortier

  • Suavia Soave Classico Monte Carbonare 2005


    gargenega 100% venicebouquet - peach, flowers, apples, citrustaste - lively, fresh, passionfruit, concentrated flavour, creamy texture, very crisp Read More

    Wine review by wes77royce

  • Gini Soave Classico Contrada Salvarenza 2007


    gargenega 100%colour - goldbouquet - steel, minerals, sweet yeasttaste - citrus, pear, explosive finish Read More

    Wine review by wes77royce

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