Garganega

Garganega

Garganega is the most important white grape in the provinces of Verona and Vicenza, the variety that dominates the hills of Soave Doc. It has a small asset of aromas as bitter almond and white flowers; it has a very long biological development, so it matures in October and it has a tough and yellow skin (almost red) when it ripes.

It is possible that the first official recognition dates back to 1200 in the famous treaty of Pietro de ‘Crescenzi which speaks of Garganica, but it is certain that there were traces of the name of the grape variety at least since 1000. Various treaties considers these golden grapes as the ideal for the production of sweet and dessert wines called Retici.

There are many testimonials that Garganega does belong to the large family of Trebbiano and the Etruscan origin does not seem in question, given that the pergola system was used by the Etruscans.

In the municipalities of Soave and Monteforte, the area of the Soave Classico, the composition of the ground, together with the interpretation, make the difference and we have graceful harmony and continuity between the nose and mouth.

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