Garganega

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
  • Fresh
  • 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