Definition of Garganega in English:

Garganega

Line breaks: Gar|ga|nega
Pronunciation: /ɡɑːɡəˈneɪɡə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
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
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • A Veronese variety such as Garganega for a white Recioto will need three to four months.
1.1A white wine made from the Garganega grape: a bottle of Garganega
More example sentences
  • Garganega is a lovely, dry, fairly crisp white wine...perfect chilled with sliced salami and olives!
  • Our friendship took shape over a glass of Garganega a few years ago in Brescia, Italy.
  • This is a 2006 Garganega from the Domain Day Winery.

Origin

Italian (Venetian dialect), from gargànica 'of Gargano' (an area of Apulia, where the grapes apparently originated).

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