Soave also has its crus: the additional geographic units
Soave’s additional geographic units have now officially entered the DOC production regulations. The Wine Committee of the Ministry for Agricultural Policies has approved definitively the Consortium’s application, fulfilling the valorisation process they began in 2017.
The Soave subzones account for 40% of the whole vineyard surface area, only in hilly areas. There are 29 in the Classico area, 2 in the dark soils of the Val d’Alpone and 3 in the calcareous soils of the western valleys. Separate vinification and limited production will guarantee traceability of the Soave subzones, favouring their strong visibility on the market. “Now we will also be able to make them official abroad, in New York, Tokyo and London, the stops of our promotional tour planned for June,” commented Aldo Lorenzoni, director the Consortium.
A long zoning process
It all began in 2000, with the publication of “Le Vigne del Soave” (The Vineyards of Soave): a volume on the zoning of Soave DOC vineyards, which stand out for their different soils, altitudes, slopes and the incidence of Pergola Veronese-Guyot. This is where the project of the additional geographic units began, aiming to increase the value of historically highly-suitable winegrowing areas in the territory.
Soave’s additional geographic units
Here are the names of the additional geographic units: Castelcerino, Colombara Froscà, Fittà, Foscarino, Volpare, Tremenalto, Carbonare, Tenda, Corte Durlo, Rugate, Croce, Costalunga, Coste, Zoppega, Menini, Monte Grande, Ca’ del Vento, Castellaro, Pressoni, Broia, Brognoligo, Costalta, Paradiso, Costeggiola, Casarsa, Monte di Colognola, Campagnola, Pigno, Duello, Sengialta, Ponsarà, Roncà, Monte Calvarina.