History & Geography
The story of the Soave wine is rooted in the history of its territory and of its rulers Svevi, called in fact Suaves. Already in the 6th Century AD, Cassiodorus, minister of King Theodoric, described the wines produced in the Verona’s territory as “extremely agreeable and full-bodied”, obtained from white grapes and “shining like a milky potion endowed with unflawed purity, young candour and incredible gentleness”. In 1816, the first map of the Napoleonic Cadastre registered Soave’s vineyards: in 1931, on the basis of this source and through a royal decree, the first Italian denomination (the future DOC) was established, and the Soave wine became the first Italian wine to be recognized as “typical and refined”.
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