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The major grape variety of Soave wines from Italy’s Northwest Veneto region, this light, crisp and refreshing wine displays great texture and balance.
Eyes: Pale straw with slight pink hues
Nose: Grassy, passionfruit and musk with hints of lanolin
Mouth: Slight spice – lemon and cracked pepper with a zesty lime finish
Body: Textural with creamy finish and tight acid lines
Grape Variety: Garganega
Region: Barossa Valley
Acidity: 5.62 g/l
Garganega is the 5th largest white grape variety grown in Italy and with its long loose bunches helps in the defence of disease. Harvesting was done on the 24th April making this one of the last batches for the vintage. Harvested early in the morning and once at the winery, put straight into the press.
Because (for me) Garganega is all about texture, we only let the juice settle overnight before warming and starting the fermentation. This lasted for 12 days but we kept the wines on lees for a few months, looking for that little extra, before getting ready for bottling.