Garganega

 

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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  • The holidays are over, but the wine celebrations never end – in our ... ... pan, complete the experience.Garganega is the grape, a native of the Veneto. Soave is the region, also in the Veneto. But it’s a bit more complicated than that… Soave DOC, established in 1968, is the largest DOC appellation in Italy. Look for bottles labeled Classico t... Read More

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  • Rocca Sveva Ciondola Soave Superiore Classico 2016

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    Soft peach, melon and white blossom aromas. Crisp, apple and melon notes with some pear and white pepper spice, a touch of eucalyptus and winter berry, allspice and a finish of honeyed lemon and toast. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Monte Tondo Casette Foscarin Soave Classico 2016

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    Slightly dusty and dry, a bit honeyed with notes of melon and ripe apple, light wood dust and toast with a bit of cream. On the palate this is juicy and oily on the palate with nice full body, pleasant spice and a finish of lemon zest and cool mineral sea breezes. Read More

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  • Gini Contrada Salvarenza Soave Classico 2015

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    Tangerine and sunflower aromas, lightly honeyed with orange blossom notes. Mellow and round with a crisp medium acidity, green apple and orange fruit notes and a nutty finish of toast and a bit of lemon ice. Read More

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  • Tenute di Corte Giacobbe Vigneto Runcata Soave Superiore 2016

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    Herbed and leafy aromas of basil and lime leaf with fruit notes of grapefruit, lemon and dark rye toast. Crisp acidity and bold fruit flavors on the palate with notes of golden berries and tart lime and kiwi, fresh melon and green apple towards the creamy almond finish. 91 pts Read More

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  • I Stefanini Monte di Fice Soave Superiore Classico 2017

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    Tart and fresh tropical fruit aromas of mango and melon with some golden berries and lemon and a touch of dried earth. Zesty minerality and tart citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit with persimmon and light pumpkin notes. This is a bit floral and quite fresh, bursting with acidity on the mid palate before yielding to a crisp, light almond finish. Read More

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  • Vicentini Agostino Il Casale Soave Superiore 2016

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    Floral and nutty aromas of almond and warm butter, spiced wood and lemon. Preserved lemon and nutty cream on the palate with muted acidity, a bit of aged cheese, a hefty mouthfeel and some light melon on the oaked finish. Read More

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  • Villa Canestrari Soave Superiore Riserva 2014

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    Pungent dried fruit and cream aromas of fresh ricotta cheese, peach preserves and wildflower honey. Floral and nicely fruited palate of melon and fresh spice, peach and mellow oak with a soft and intriguing floral and lightly autolytic finish of honey, buttery pastry and tangerine. Lovely. Read More

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  • Inama Vigneti di Foscarino Soave Classico 2016

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    Lovely floral notes of dried chamomile and sunflower with soft lemon and papaya. Lovely palate of spice and bold acidity, zesty lemon and grapefruit flavors with a beeswax core and a hint of eucalyptus, crisp golden raisins and fresh pear, with a nutty finish. Read More

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  • Soave Classico la Rocca Pieropan 2013

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    Wine review by JPJP1989


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