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Domain Day 'g' Garganega

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Garganega has its origins in Italy, and it's used to make probably their best known white wine - Soave. However, Domain Day claim this wine is made from the first Australian plantings of the variety in 2004, so you are drinking a trail blazer. This Aussie version is quite tropical, but it does have pear and honey varietal tints. The palate is fruity and zingy, and it finishes dry and mineral-like. It's a lovely wine that provides an exotic alternative to the usual suspects.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Vibrant green gold in colour.

Nose: Typical aromas of Nashi pear, honey dew melon and tropical guava-like fruits.

Palate: The explosive fruit flavour gives way to a mouth-filling texture across the mid palate and follows through to a minerallike lingering finish with the clean acidity typical of Garganega. Full, yet zingy with fresh acidity and a diverse flavour spectrum which encompasses preserved pear, melons and tropical tones.


Domain Day Reviews and Accolades

..Garganega is the key grape in Verona’s famous dry white, Soave. It’s an Italian native – and perhaps one of its most promiscuous as recent DNA studies suggest it’s a parent of seven other varieties. Robin Day says his planting was Australia’s first. From it he makes a full-bodied, distinctively flavoured dry white which, in the cool 2011 vintage, seem particularly aromatic and intensely flavoured. A touch of passionfruit in the aftertaste adds zest to a vibrant, savoury dry white whose basic fruit flavour defies description. Day calls it preserved pear; I see more melon rind. Whatever you call it though, it works. And it’s a world away from chardonnay or sauvignon blanc.
Chris Shanahan, The Canberra Times, 1 August 2012.

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Domain Day 'g' Garganega

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2013
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
87
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
To say garganega doesn't sound all that elegant but it's the white grape responsible for all those crisp, steely soave wines from the north of Italy. This is gently fragrant with crisp pear, grass and minerals, plenty of bright acidity, super crisp!
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Apple, pear skin and spice aromas moving into lemon citrus flavours on the fresh and vibrant palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Faint citrus blossom; a well-made wine, appealing mainly to wine voyeurs or those who don't actually like the taste of wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A nice wine, with gentle apple and pear aromas and flavours; well-balanced, the limitations lying in the vineyard rather than the winery. Domaine Day is the only producer of this variety in Australia.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
87
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
Garganega is what Shakespeare would have drunk if he'd ever got to Verona. It's also the grape culpable for the oceans of industrial swill better known as Soave that students, backpackers and other innocents have guzzled for years. Done well, it provides a fresh, minerally, citrus-flavoured style with almost mouth-puckering acidity. And with the right food, say a plate of freshly grilled King George whiting, it really starts to sing
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2007 2007

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