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Grapes

Garganega


 

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An important Italian white that’s loved for its lean, dry style that gains rich tangerine and toasted almond notes as it ages. Garganega is the main grape of Soave (swah-vay.)

Primary Flavors

  • Peach
  • Honeydew
  • Tangerine
  • Marjoram
  • Saline

Taste Profile

Dry
Medium-light Body
None Tannins
Medium-high Acidity
11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    45–55°F / 7-12°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    White

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    5–10 Years

Food Pairing

Try pairing Soave with lighter meats, tofu, or fish. You’ll find it’s at home around foods flavored with a citrus dressings, tarragon, and other aromatic green herbs.

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