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Soave is one of the best known white wine regions in Italy, located in the Veneto province just outside of Verona. This is a wine that has existed in some capacity in the area for centuries, though sadly, by the the 20th century, if there was a jug full of Italian white wine, chances are it was Soave. 
 
But things have changed since then and quality control efforts have improved Soave production greatly. Soave was actually the first region to receive a DOC classification, in 1936. The principal grape is Garganega, which was then allowed to blended with Trebbiano Toscano (same as Ugni used for brandy) and Pinot Bianco, which produced a very thin, nearly flavorless wine. The restrictions have changed and those two grapes have been banned from the blend. It now consists of a minimum 70% Garganega, with an allowable maximum 30% Trebbiano di Soave (Verdicchio) and/or Chardonnay. 
 
Most of the vineyards are located on the hillsides, around the Medieval town of Soave with Read more »

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  • Garganega

    History of the grape: Garganega is a white varietal that has been grown in the region for centuries. It is a primary ...

  • Trebbiano

    History of the grape: Trebbiano is one of the world’s most widely planted white grape varietals, not only for wines, ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Monte Tondo

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Soave on Snooth

  • Started drinking Soaves at the beginning of the '80s. Around the time of those 'Rico Soave'  commercials Panos sends us to above. Easily damaged by shipping, when healthy so refreshing.Soaves had a relatively higher profile back then. The locals seem not to have kept up with the marketing bandwagon that other regions of Italy climbed onto. Read More

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  • www.wine-searcher.comhttp://www.wine-searcher.com/find/soave/1/usa-fl/-/a/126?Xlist_format=N&Xbottle_size=&Xprice_set=CUR&Xprice_min=&Xprice_max=Tons of availability in Florida, but didn't notice Pensacola. Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Miami, Sarasota. If there's a Total Wine they seem to carry it.Love Soave's Read More

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  • where can one purchase Soave Bolla in the Pensacola,FL area?  Read More

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  • So much good value in Italy...I feel $20-25 spent on Italian wine is on such a ... ... of Fox, and enjoy a good Soave as a nice dry white alternative. Good Langhe Nebbiolo, Barbera d'Alba. Chianti (Classico & Riserva).There is much I'm leaving out but I'm happiest in Piedmonte (&Burgundy) these day Read More

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  • Thanks DV,Rest assured I'm one of the few who's experienced an Amarone ... able to rep Veneto with a Soave which was excellent, and defied its sub $20 price level.We had homeade pizza's which were superb, pork roast, a pasta dish, caprese, fresh bread and spreadable  ricotta cheese.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italian Wine Dinner


  • Had some neighbors over Friday for an Italian themed potluck. Good thing I have ... and also the 2011 Tommasi Soave that I picked up last minute was a real surprise. I'll be buying more of that if I can...the store I got it at doesn't show up on Wine-Searcher, which is nice. Finally, just an affirmation that a few years of bottle age really hel... Read More

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  • Inama Soave Classico Vigneti Foscarino 2011

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    An excellent wine which was hard to find. Until I found Snooth! Read More

    Wine review by Mjem77


  • Alpha Zeta Soave 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by jeffmacintyre


  • Inama Soave Classico Vigneti Foscarino 2011

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    ~ Editor's Choice ~Tight on the nose with subtle flinty base notes and a gentle blend of balsamic herb, floral and cidery fruit aromas. Very smooth and polished in the mouth with fine balance between the supple acids and bitter almond and cider apple flavors that are layered over an assertive mineral base that shows great persistence on the long... Read More

    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS


  • Inama Soave Classico Vigneti Foscarino 2011

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    Tight on the nose with subtle flinty base notes and a gentle blend of balsamic herb, floral and cidery fruit aromas. Very smooth and polished in the mouth with fine balance between the supple acids and bitter almond and cider apple flavors that are layered over an assertive mineral base that shows great persistence on the long, almost salty fini... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Hi have just found a case of Soave classico di monteforte 1984. how much is this worth?? thanks in advance.

    Comment by 451304geeteethree 451304 geeteethree


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