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 Blanc66
- Pinot Gris/Grigio27
- Other White Blends27
- Bordeaux White Blends12
- Other White Wine11
- Chenin Blanc9
- Rhône White Blends9
- Pinot Blanc4
- Gruner Veltliner3
- Grenache Blanc1
- Melon de Bourgogne1
Pieropan Soave Classico La Rocca 2016Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy
Pra Soave Classico Staforte 2016Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy