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 Blanc272
- Other White Blends146
- Pinot Gris/Grigio136
- Other White Wine61
- Chenin Blanc49
- Rhône White Blends38
- Bordeaux White Blends34
- Pinot Blanc19
- Gruner Veltliner5
- Melon de Bourgogne3
Anselmi Recioto di Soave I Capitelli (half-bottle) 2003Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy
Pieropan Soave Classico Superiore 2003Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy
Folonari Soave 2003Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy
Bolla Soave 2003Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy
Tamellini Soave Superiore 2003Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy