Flourishing in the rolling vineyards surrounding the medieval village of Soave ...
Flourishing in the rolling vineyards surrounding the medieval village of Soave in the Veneto region, Garganega is one of Italy’s classic white varieties. By law it makes up 70 to 100% of the white wine of the area, aptly and simply known as, Soave, with the remainder traditionally finished off by Trebbiano di Soave for its crispness. More recently international varieties like Chardonnay are being used to create softer and fruitier Soave.
The best Soave wines, measurably elegant and vibrant, come from the Soave Classico zone, in the center of Soave, where the hills are made of decomposed volcanic and granitic soils. The remainder of the zone tends to give rounder and fuller versions of Garganega.
Garganega’s best white wines are steely and delicate with yellow peach, melon, almond, Herbs de Provence and lime zest flavors and aromas. Its simpler versions can offer great values and make wonderful quaffers. If you like Sauvignon blanc or Pinot gris, try Graganega for something a little different.
- Sauvignon Blanc216
- Other White Blends131
- Pinot Gris/Grigio117
- Pinot Blanc31
- Rhône White Blends25
- Bordeaux White Blends24
- Chenin Blanc22
- Other White Wine21
- Melon de Bourgogne2
- Muller Thurgau1
Pieropan Soave Classico Superiore 2000Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy
Bolla Tufaie Soave 2000Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy
Folonari Soave 2000Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy
Bolla Soave 2000Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy
Pieropan Soave Classico La Rocca 2000Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy
Anselmi Recioto di Soave I Capitelli (half-bottle) 2000Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy