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Garganega

Garganega is an Italian white grape variety grown in the regions of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It is the primary grape used in the production of Soave. It is also one of the most widely planted grape variety in Italy.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Garganega's grapes are medium-sized and have a yellow-green colour. The variety is known for its aromatic qualities,racing acidity, and featuring notes of white fruits, almonds, honey, wildflowers and hay. On the palate, Garganega has the potential to be full-bodied with a creamy texture and flavours of melon, peach, and pear.

Fresh Garganega grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Garganega is mostly grown in the Veneto region, especially around the town of Soave, where it is the primary grape used in the production of Soave wines. It is also grown in smaller quantities in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. Garganega is a vigorous grape variety that ripens late in the season. It is susceptible to mildew and botrytis, which makes it very useful for appassimento (a grape drying method), to produce sweet recioto wines. Garganega is used to make a variety of styles of wine, ranging from dry to sweet. In Soave, it is usually blended with Trebbiano di Soave and other varieties, producing a dry and crisp white with subtle aromas and flavours. In Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Garganega is often blended with other white varieties and macerated on its skins to produce full-bodied wines with more intense aromas and flavours. Garganega wines pair particularly well with seafood and fish dishes, as well as lightly spiced vegetarian dishes.

Foods to pair with Garganega:

Pasta
Pizza
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Garganega
Garganega is named after the Italian word for 'gargle', a nod to its high acidity, which makes it very refreshing to drink.

Top Wines with Garganega

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Tenuta Sant'Antonio Scaia Bianco (Garganega - Chardonnay)

Tenuta Sant'Antonio

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Tenuta Sant'Antonio Scaia Bianco is a delightful white wine crafted from a blend of Garganega and Chardonnay grapes. Produced in the renowned appellation of Veneto, Italy, this wine showcases the expertise of the winemakers at Tenuta Sant'Antonio. The vineyard features ideal conditions for grape cultivation, with its well-drained soils and favorable climate. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, followed by gentle pressing and fermentation at controlled temperatures. The result is a wine with a vibrant and refreshing style, characterized by crisp acidity, citrus flavors, and a hint of tropical fruit. Scaia Bianco is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes or can be enjoyed on its own.
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Pieropan Soave Classico

Pieropan

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Pieropan Soave Classico is a high-quality white wine produced by the Pieropan family in the Soave Classico appellation of Italy. The vineyards are located on the hillsides of the Soave Classico zone, where the volcanic soil and cool climate provide ideal growing conditions for the Garganega grape variety. The wine is made using traditional winemaking techniques, including fermentation in stainless steel tanks and aging on the lees for added complexity and texture. The resulting wine is crisp and refreshing, with notes of citrus, white flowers, and minerality. It is a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light pasta dishes.
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Inama Azienda Agricola Soave Classico

Inama Azienda Agricola

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Inama Azienda Agricola Soave Classico is a premium white wine produced by the renowned Italian winery, Inama. This wine is made from Garganega grapes grown in the Soave Classico appellation, which is known for its volcanic soil and ideal microclimate. The vineyards are located on steep hillsides, which allows for optimal sun exposure and drainage. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, gentle pressing, and fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine's freshness and fruitiness. The resulting wine is crisp, elegant, and well-balanced, with notes of citrus, white flowers, and minerality. Inama Azienda Agricola Soave Classico is a perfect choice for those who appreciate high-quality, terroir-driven wines.
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Anselmi San Vincenzo

Anselmi

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Anselmi San Vincenzo is a white wine produced by Anselmi winery in the Veneto region of Italy. The wine is made from a blend of Garganega, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc grapes, which are grown in the volcanic soils of the Soave appellation. The vineyards are located on hillsides, which provide excellent drainage and exposure to sunlight, resulting in grapes with concentrated flavors and aromas. The winemaking process involves fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by aging on the lees for several months, which adds complexity and texture to the wine. The resulting wine is crisp, refreshing, and elegant, with notes of citrus, white flowers, and minerality. Anselmi San Vincenzo is a perfect wine to pair with seafood, salads, and light pasta dishes.
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Pieropan Calvarino Soave Classico

Pieropan

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Pieropan Calvarino Soave Classico is a white wine produced by the iconic Pieropan winery in the hills of the Soave Classico appellation of Italy. The wine is made from Garganega grown exclusively in the Calvarino vineyard, which is known for its unique volcanic soil and ideal microclimate. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, gentle pressing, and fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine's freshness. The resulting wine is elegant and complex, with aromas of citrus, almonds, and mineral notes. It has a crisp acidity and a long, persistent finish, making it a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light pasta dishes.
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