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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  • Torre del Falasco Garganega 2011

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    Wine review by mark


  • Roberto Anselmi Capitel Foscarino Veneto IGT 2010

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    Nose was islandish. A slight hint of saltwater perhaps. Slow rising melon with a medium ripe Mellon nose. The taste. Medium acid almost low. No real finish. I'm a bit at a loss when tasting this varietal. Will pick up a few different bottles and modify my review accordingly. Read More

    Wine review by jescobio


  • Inama Soave Classico Vigneti Foscarino 2011

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    An excellent wine which was hard to find. Until I found Snooth! Read More

    Wine review by Mjem77


  • Alpha Zeta Soave 2012

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    Wine review by jeffmacintyre


  • Anselmi San Vincenzo 2012

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Santa Sofia Recioto 2001

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    Wine review by rdiazleo


  • Inama Soave Classico Vigneti Foscarino 2011

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    ~ Editor's Choice ~Tight on the nose with subtle flinty base notes and a gentle blend of balsamic herb, floral and cidery fruit aromas. Very smooth and polished in the mouth with fine balance between the supple acids and bitter almond and cider apple flavors that are layered over an assertive mineral base that shows great persistence on the long... Read More

    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS


  • Tenuta Sant'Antonio Scaia Garganega Chardonnay 2010

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    Full of fruit taste. Top class afternoon wine for hot days. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • With harvest truly getting underway in northern California, up to now it's ... Delle Dolomiti $702001 Gini, Garganega, Salvarenza, Soave Classico $652010 Pieropan, Garganega, Calvarino, Soave Classico $502008 Ciro-Picariello, Fiano, Fiano di Avellino $552012 Occhipinti, Albanello/Zibibo/Grillo, SP68, Terre Siciliane $45 Reds 2011 Burlotto, Pel... Read More

    From the article 6 Great Wine Lists


  • I’ve been on a bit of a get out of your comfort zone kick as of late, and ... ... used to make each wine, Garganega is the star here, superlative Soave is rich yet elegant, capable of ageing for a decade while offering up a solid core of fruit that can range from peachy and obvious to more subtle expressions laced with contrasting bitter notes... Read More

    From the article Unsung Heros - Italian Whites


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