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Soave (Italy)

Soave is one of the most famous Italian white wines.

It is produced around the town of Soave in the Veneto region of Italy.

The main grape is Garganega.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Pear
Pear
Peach
Peach
Melon
Melon

Almonds
Almonds
Flowers
Flowers
Herbs
Herbs
Salt
Salt

Citrus, Pear, Peach, and Melon are typical Soave flavors, with delicate Almond and Floral notes, and hints of Herbs and salty Minerals.

Profile

Soave wines are dry, with a fruity note and a good acidity:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Antipasti
Salads
Salads
Asparagus
Asparagus
Pasta
Pasta

Lobster
Lobster
Fish
Fish
Spaghetti
Bigoli
Risotto
Risotto

Crab
Seafood
Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork
Ham
Ham

Soave is very food friendly.

Italian. Spanish. International. Asian. Mexican. Vegetarian.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Antipasti. Tapas. Sushi.
Prosciutto. Carpaccio. Salami.
Boiled. Grilled. Fried White Fish.
Seafood Pasta. Shrimp Risotto. Creamy Risotto.
Bacalao. Paella. Sardines.
Creamy Soups. Fish Soup.
Egg Dishes. Quiche. Pie.
Fowl. Roasted Chicken. Chicken Salad.
White Meat. Pork. Veal. Game.
Asparagus. Pesto. Spinach. Roasted Vegetables.

Cheese:
Medium Cheeses. Cheese Soufflé.

Italian Specialities:
Risi e Bisi (Risotto with Green Peas).
Polenta.
Baccalá alla Vicentina (Dry Cod Stockfish Vicenza Style)

If You Like Soave

You May Also Like:

Arneis (Italy)
Chenin Blanc Dry (France)
Douro Branco (Portugal)
Etna Bianco (Italy)
Falangina (Italy)
Fiano (Italy)
Kerner (Germany)
Riesling (Alsace, France)
Rousette (France)
Roupeiro (Portugal)
Vermentino (Italy)
Verdicchio (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

Types of Soave

Soave Classico contains at least 70% Garganega grapes blended with Trebbiano and sometimes Chardonnay.

It is produced with different styles: from light-medium bodied (similar to Pinot Grigio), to full bodied (called Superiore and similar to Chardonnay).

Malolactic Fermentation provides a more creamy Soave.

Veneto

Veneto is famous for its capital Venezia, and the wines Prosecco, Soave, and Amarone.

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