Definition of Garganega in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡɑːɡəˈneɪɡə/


[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
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  • 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.
  • Garganega has such a long history in the Veneto that it has developed myriad, if rarely particularly interesting, strains, clones, and subvarieties.
1.1A white wine made from the Garganega grape: a bottle of Garganega
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  • The vineyard's two main wines are the dry white Garganega and a curious, dry red varietal wine, Tocai Rosso.
  • 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.


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

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