Source: Dallas Morning News
May 16, 2012
By Rebecca Murphy
Garganega (gahr-GAH-neh-gah) is the primary grape of the famous Soave white wine from the Veneto region of northeastern Italy. Here it is blended with chardonnay and a bit of trebbiano to make a very refreshing and satisfying wine.
The wine has aromas and flavors of citrus, pear and apple from both garganega and chardonnay. The garganega also adds a unique almond note to the medium-bodied wine, while trebbiano helps provide zesty acidity. It’s a lot of wine for the price. Serve it as an aperitif or with light pasta dishes and salads. The sleek glass stopper is elegant as well as functional, with no worries about cork taint.
The Castagnedi brothers, makers of Scaia, own the Tenuta Sant’Antonio. They make all the classic wines of the Veneto including Amarone, Valpolicella and Soave. Scaia means shard in the Venetian dialect and refers to the chalky soil of their vineyards.