In 1998 this was the first Veneto wine to obtain DOCG (Denominazione Controllata e Garantita) classification.
The Veronese dialect the word Recioto derives from “recia”, the upper part of the bunch of Garganega grapes which is richest in sugars and most greatly exposed to sunlight. Just before the harvest a selection is made of the best bunches which are laid out on racks to dry. The grapes are constantly supervised and cleaned for several months, until pressing.
Recioto di Soave has a complex profile and has become a great “vino da meditazione”.
Recioto is traditionally served with tea biscuits but the ageing process also makes it suitable for blue and strong cheeses, fat liver and all foods which enhance its oiliness.
The wine is bright yellow in colour with acacia honey on the nose and floral hints, and a velvety, harmonious, full-bodied and pleasantly almondy bouquet.
This is an ideal wine for any happy occasion, whether celebrated alone or in company. Apart from the traditional still version, it is also available in the sparkling style, which makes an ideal foil for all the typical pastries of Veronese cuisine.