Soave is a place very close to Verona, a somewhat inconspicuous town that is totally overshadowed by its big sister Verona. No glamour, no Romeo and Juliet and hardly any tourists. But that's not what Soave is known for, the name is associated - almost worldwide - with the wine-growing region. Admittedly, it doesn't shine quite as brightly as the nearby Amarone and Ripasso region of Valpolicella, on the other side of Verona. But the light white wine is considered one of the most popular and widely drunk in Bella Italia, and beyond. Unfortunately, its image has not been able to keep up with its fame throughout, the increasing demand led to an exhaustion of the production volume and in the process its quality and also something of its good reputation fell by the wayside. For a long time, Soave was equated with the simple open wine that was available in any trattoria. But Soave can also be completely different: if it is cultivated in top vineyards and with reduced yields, exciting and complex wines are produced. If one had to describe it in a nutshell, one could say: Soave is a fruity wine with fine minerality and velvety low acidity. It owes its fine minerality to the volcanic soils, whose terroir it finely reflects. The pretty white wine is divided into Soave, Soave Classico and Soave Superiore. The Classico and Superiore are not yet very well known and particularly interesting. The shelf life is rather low, except for the Superiore. Due to its higher alcohol content and a longer ripening period, it can definitely have storage potential. Otherwise, however, it is recommended to drink the Soave as a young, fresh wine. The Garganega grape takes over the main part of 70%, only 30% may be made up by other varieties, mostly Trebbiano di Soave or Pinot Bianco, sometimes Chardonnays can be found as well. Who is on the way in the region, should have a look at the pretty vineyards, because eye the Reberziehung in the Pergolasystem, which is hardly found here, are a real eye-catcher. Romantically, the vines grow into a canopy of leaves, offering the grapes plenty of shade and protection. The fine, delicate wines reflect this. If, on the other hand, the grapes get more sun, they also become more intense in taste. A nice match for Soave would be cheese, fish dishes and - of course - pasta. It is served cool with approx. 10-12 degrees. We think this sounds like a perfect recommendation for the tropical nights of this summer!
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