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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  • Dulcis In Fundo 2008


    Il Dulcis in Fundo è un vino bianco da Dessert, ottenuto dall'appassimento di uve Garganega. Si ottiene così un vino di forte struttura, morbido ed elegante nel profumo e nel gusto.Un vino fresco e fruttato che si abbina bene ad ogni tipo di dolce e a torte fatte in casa. Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio

  • Cantina di Monteforte Soave Classico Superiore DOCG 2007


    An instant almond rush on nose. In mouth, citrus fruit then distinctly floral right at the back of an extremely deep palate. Oak ageing gives a toasted nutty finish, ending with a refreshing touch of bitterness. Read More

    Wine review by Lindy Hemsley

  • Anselmi Capitel Croce 2003


    No written review

    Wine review by laura2182

  • Suavia Soave Classico Superiore 2007


    Lacks the bounce a little bit for my taste, but is a rounded medium-bodied white; paired well with a lightly grilled Hawaiian pork chop (with pineapple and cinnamon) but could use a little more mineral tone. Read More

    Wine review by oxjinixo

  • Prá Soave Classico 2008


    I matched the soave with my garden fresh tomato mozzarella basil salad, and my linguini and clam sauce. I thought it was perfect. With hints of citrus, and melon to the palate, and aromas of grass, and the seashore. 2008 Pra Soave put out a wonderful wine for the price. I paid $17.99 plus tax on Long Island NY. Read More

    Wine review by Peternywine

  • Masi Soave Classico Levarìe 2003


    very nice refreshing white here from Serego Alighiera. Clear green apple on front with hint of grassyness. On back end, lime is present. Overall refreshing and a nice choice for a one night affair.-from Kyle at Read More

    Wine review by LVeats with Kyle

  • Borsao Joven Seleccion Tinto Garganega Shiraz ­ Tempranillo /Spain 2008


    Dark, opaque dark purple vail. Colored legs. Fruity nose, violets, bosc pear, rose leaf, back end of spice. Very well balanced, decent tannin. Fast finish. Paired with four different pizzas and held up wonderfully. 75% Grenache, 25% Tempranillo. Good bargin! Read More

    Wine review by Athon

  • Tamellini Soave 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by chincube

  • Anselmi 'Capitel Croce' IGT Veneto 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Sid Courtney

  • La Cappuccina Soave 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by mwbmwbmwb

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