Garganega

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Garganega is one of the most important native vines of the Veneto region, where its cultivation is mainly linked to the production of Soave DOC. It is mostly cultivated in the provinces of Verona, Vicenza and Padua, where its vineyards cover more than 11,000 hectares. Used for the production of whites, Garganega has a good balance between softness and hardness, and is suitable for the production of fresh, sweet and aged wines.

Tasting

In fresh wines, the color is intense straw yellow, while it acquires golden reflections with aging. In sweet wines it is bright golden in color. The aroma is intense and very complex. In young wines emerge floral notes of white flowers and citrus, fruity notes of apple, melon, and tropical fruit. The vegetal notes are scarce. In aged wines emerge fruity notes of ripe fruit and spicy notes of honey and almond. The taste is quite intense and very pleasant, characterized by a moderated acidity and flavor that give the wine a typical freshness. The wine produced is usually structured.

Olfactory profile

  • Floral
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  • Fruity
    0%
  • Vegetal
    0%
  • Spicy
    0%

Flavor profile

  • Acid
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  • Bitter
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  • Sapid
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  • Tannic
    0%

Classification

Veneto

  • Arcole DOC
  • Bianco di Custoza / Custoza DOC
  • Colli Berici
  • Colli Euganei
  • Delle Venezie DOC
  • Delle Venezie IGT
  • Gambellara DOC
  • Garda DOC
  • Monti Lessini DOC
  • Recioto di Gambellara DOCG
  • Recioto di Soave DOCG
  • Soave DOC
  • Soave Superiore DOCG
  • Valdadige DOC
  • Vallagarina IGT
  • Veneto IGT
  • Verona / Veronese IGT
  • Vicenza DOC

Tips

Synonyms
  • Garganega di Gambellara
  • Garganega comune
  • Oro

Not to be confused with Gargania or Gargagna which are cultivated in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

Cultivation zone
Bunch
  • size: big
  • shape: cylindrical, elongated with wings
Grape
  • size: medium
  • color: golden yellow
Phenology
  • shooting period: medium-late
  • maturation period: medium-late
  • production: plentiful
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