Garganega [gahr-GAH-neh-gah]

Garganega is a variety of white Italian wine grape widely grown in the Veneto (wine) region of North East Italy, particularly in the provinces of Verona and Vicenza. It is Italy's 6th most widely planted white grape. It forms the basis of Venetian white wine Soave and is also a major portion of the blend used to make Gambellara. Ampelographers believe the grape to be related to the Grecanico grape of Sicily due to the similarities of clusters, berries and leaf characteristics but there have been conclusive DNA evidence linking the two vines.

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