Garganega

 

Name of varietal: Garganega
 
Common synonyms: d’Oro, Decanico, Dorana di Venetia, Lizzara, Ostesa, Ostesona, Recanicu
 
Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Veneto, Italy
 
History of the grape: Garganega is a white varietal that has been grown in the region for centuries. It is a primary component of Soave, and while there are some 100% Garganega releases, it is more commonly blended at 70% with Trebbiano, Pinot Bianco and sometimes Chardonnay. In the 1970s and 80s, Soave was a very popular bulk wine (as in Soave Bolla), which earned it a reputation for being the stuff of blandness. But it’s been able to shake its image, and high quality, flavorful Soave wines have emerged into the mainstream since then. Garganega is also a key component in Recioto di Soave. Select late harvest grapes are dried on straw mats or hung to dry before pressing into this delectable dessert wine. 
 
Characteristics of the grape: As Soave: light-bodied, refreshing Read more »

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  • Soave Classico la Rocca Pieropan 2013

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    Wine review by JPJP1989


  • Pieropan Soave Classico 2016

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    Restrained, austere notes of toast, lemon tart and almond on the nose. Intriguing toasty brioche notes on the palate with a tart palate of crisp lemon, grapefruit and dried apricot with a drying oaky nuttiness and spice on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Tenuta Sant'Antonio Scaia Garganega E Chardonnay Veneto

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    Wine review by dpr


  • Inama Soave Classico Vin Soave 2016

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    I had no idea this was rated so high by the pros. Nice price point. Crisp. Screw top. Good staying power in the fridge. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Tenuta di Corte Giacobbe Soave 2015

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    Binny's 04/18. And so I didn't wait very long to try another Soave, and I was again rewarded. Just a delight, back to the wine store for more, maybe a case purchase this time(?). Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Veronese Bianco Marani Igt-Sartori di Verona 2010

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    Wine review by Vmulero


  • Freschello Bianco Vivo 2013

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    Wine review by boglebogle


  • I run the wine courses at one of the UK’s leading culinary academies and ... and ... are better for Garganega, the star grape variety of Soave”, is the message. Soave is often 100% Gargenega but Italian law does allow for 30% of other varieties, namely Trebbiano di Soave, Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco, although it’s Trebbiano that’s generally t... Read More

    From the article Underrated Wines: Soave


  • I Stefanini Monte di Fice Soave Superiore Classico 2014

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    Complex aromas are nutty and earthy on the nose with notes of oak and dried peach, apricot and lemon. Nicely spiced and wooded in the mouth with restrained citrus that brightens the palate alongside fruit notes of golden berries, fresh melon and green apple with a zesty, bold finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I Stefanini Monte de Toni Soave Classico 2015

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    Nutty and fresh in the glass with lemon notes and emollient hints of floral sweetness on the nose. This dances in the mouth with bright citrus, touches of pineapple and green apple fruit and a tart note towards the finish that plays against a hint of cream. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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