By Paul Caputo

Garganega is a white grape variety common to northern Italian regions such as Veneto and Lombardy. It is one of the main constituents of Soave and often blended with other varieties such as Pinot Grigio or Trebbiano di Soave.

There are also a handful of producers using Garganega to make natural wines. The most notable example is Angiolino Maule at La Biancara. Not only are his wines amazingly fresh and vibrant, they can age for many years.