GARGANEGA

History

If you thought of Soave you were right! Garganega [gahr-gah-NEH-gah] is a variety of white Italian wine grape widely grown in the Veneto region of North-East Italy, particularly in the provinces of Verona and Vicenza. It is Italy's 6th most widely planted white grape. It forms the basis of Venetian white wine Soave. 

Wine regions

In the Soave region, Garganega is the primary grape and can compose anywhere from 70 to 100% of the blend with Trebbiano and Chardonnay being its usual blending partners. In the Classico zone of Soave, where yields are most often kept in check, the grape can produce a delicate wine with lemon, almond and spicy notes.

 

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