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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  • Wine myths are often unspoken but incredibly pervasive. Their looming presence ... ... soils are heaven for the Garganega grape, which produces wines with abundant minerality, bright floral tones and crisp acidity. There are steely and mineral-laden versions and there are rounder, oak-aged versions — plenty of styles and wines to explore. And,... Read More

    From the article Wine Myths: Debunked


  • Pieropan Soave Classico 2015

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    Wine review by invinoveritas78


  • Inama Vin Soave Classico 2015

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    Binny's 5/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Azienda Agricola Monte del Fra Ca del Magro Custoza DOC Superiore 2013

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  • Inama Vin Soave Soave Classico 2013

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  • Pieropan Soave Classico 2014

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    Juicy aromas of pineapple and lemon with a bit of heat and spice. Medium-light bodied in the mouth, this is fairly simple but refreshing with notes of lemon and light melon, a hint of herb and a medium-short finish. This wine would pair excellently with a variety of delicate foods because it is unassuming and approachable while still having enou... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Regaleali Bianco Sicilia Tasca 2013

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  • Cantina del Castello Soave Classico DOC 2008

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    Wine review by youknowjack


  • The beginning of Spring marks the beginning of several “seasons” as ... ... Croce: Retail $30. 100% Garganega. Floral aromatics added on top of stone fruit. A fuller bodied white, this is one of those white wines that really wants to be a red–bold with racy acidity, this could handle a wide variety of cuisine. 92 Points. 2013 Château Miraval C... Read More

    From the article Campfire Wines for Spring


  • Tenuta Sant'Antonio Garganega Chardonnay Scaia 2013

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