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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  • Inama Vin Soave 2012


    Interesting Italian white from the garganega grape. Nice and light mix of citrus and stone fruit. Creamy but not too tart lemon meringue with a bit of a floral note. Not overly complex but decent acidity and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Gaetano d'Aquino Garganega Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie 2004


    Gaetano D'Aquino Pinot Grigio Dells Venezie Read More

    Wine review by Chaneel

  • Inama Soave Classico 2013


    Quite lovely floral and tropical notes. Gotta love those Veneto whites!94pts Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt

  • The Veneto is home to some of the most profound red wines of italy. Of course ... ... produced from the Garganega variety, Soave offers the consumer a mid weight wine with the fruit of a warm climate, rich with peachy and lemon pith flavors, but at the same time there is so much more available for those who want to explore these wines. Grown ... Read More

    From the article Soave for Summer

  • Anselmi Capitel Foscarino 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by SCM42

  • Torre del Falasco Garganega 2011


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    Wine review by mark

  • Roberto Anselmi Capitel Foscarino Veneto IGT 2010


    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


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

    Wine review by Mjem77

  • Alpha Zeta Soave 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by jeffmacintyre

  • Anselmi San Vincenzo 2012


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    Wine review by MrRiesling

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