Soave DOC and Soave Classico DOCG
Soave and Soave Classico are essentially totally different regions. Basic “Soave” allows for more industrial-style winemaking en masse, whereas Soave Classico is more about hand crafted wine.
As I explain in the video, it’s not completely black and white. Great producers such as Fattori and Anselmi are located in the Soave (non-classico) zone but make stunning wines.
But for the most part I focus on Classico.
More links for learning
Wine Searcher: Soave Classico
Wine Folly: Italian Secrets – How to Find Great Soave Wine
NY Times (possible paywall): Soave Classico – More Famous Than Understood
Wine Enthusiast: A Dry Italian White Wine with Depth and Surprising Ageworthiness
Amarone Tours (friends of ours and highly recommended): Soave
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