What is Garganega?
- White wine grape from North-East Italy
- Thought to be Greek in origin however almost exclusively planted in Italy
- 6th most planted white grape in Italy
- In Recioto di Soave DOCG the best fruit is held back and dried for a sweet wine
Where is Garganega from?
- Mostly grown in the Veneto region in North West Italy, near Venice
- The main wine in the Soave DOC and Soave Classico DOC
- Makes up 70-100% of Soave wines
What does Garganega taste like?
- Should be drunk young and fresh
- Medium bodied, high acid
- Floral notes, almond, citrus, apple, pear, peach
- Oak if a premium
What food pairs well with Garganega?
- Perfect as an apéritif / starter
- Goes well with most foods due it’s good amount of acid
- It’s a fresh wine so goes well with salads and appetisers, however will also go with with fatty foods such as salmon or even a steak