Palate: Sourdough, Lemon, Green Apples, Mineral, Thyme, Citrus, Medium Bodied
Nose: Floral, Elderberry, Apple, Pear, Lemon, Almond, Lime, Wet Stone
Pairings: Quiche, Roasted Chicken, Grilled Trout or Hake, Light Vegetable Dishes
Garganega, from the Veneto region in Italy, is closely associated with the delicate wines of Soave (of which Garganega makes up a minimum of 70% of the wine.) Garganega is an expressive variety, reflecting the terroir upon which it's grown; cooler climates see apples, gunflint and generous acidity. Warmer climes see more stone fruit and honey, as well as some spice. Soave and other Garganega-based wines pair with mussels, scallops, lobster, a variety of fish, and grilled poultry. Consider using a herbal base, like chives in butter, to highlight the green notes in the wine.