One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A variety of white wine grape used in making Soave and other Italian white wines.as modifier ‘a delightfully crisp and fragrant dry white made from the local Garganega grape’
- ‘Chardonnay, the most widely planted of the new varieties, has the ability to tame and soften some of the overtly vegetal character of overcropped Garganega.’
- ‘Garganega has such a long history in the Veneto that it has developed myriad, if rarely particularly interesting, strains, clones, and subvarieties.’
- ‘A Veronese variety such as Garganega for a white Recioto will need three to four months.’
- ‘The wines of some small producers have demonstrated that the Garganega grape can yield wines of real character with a pungency that marries well with wood ageing.’
- ‘The 1980s saw a revival of the sweet Recioto di Soave, made from Garganega grapes with a long local tradition.’
- 1.1 A white wine made from the Garganega grape.‘a bottle of Garganega’
- ‘This Soave is a refreshing Garganega wine that is bright and floral with excellent clarity and freshness.’
- ‘This is a 2006 Garganega from the Domain Day Winery.’
- ‘The vineyard's two main wines are the dry white Garganega and a curious, dry red varietal wine, Tocai Rosso.’
- ‘Our friendship took shape over a glass of Garganega a few years ago in Brescia, Italy.’
- ‘Garganega is a lovely, dry, fairly crisp white wine...perfect chilled with sliced salami and olives!’
Italian ( Venetian dialect), from gargànica ‘of Gargano’ (an area of Apulia, where the grapes apparently originated).
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