Primo & Co “The Venetian” Garganega 2008

Primo & Co The Venetian Garganega 2008

This is Joe Grilli’s first Garganega from the Veneto region in Northern Italy. Now apparently Garganega is the traditional grape of Soave region. There you go. The first thing that caught my eye was the declaration of 12% abv. Hmmmmmm, perfect for hot summer afternoons. Quite a floral nose, with dried herbs, hard green fruits, lemons, a touch of peachy fruits, backed up by some passionfruit and pineapple notes, though these tropical characters disappeared with time. The palate was different to the nose, showing lemons and dried herbs, refined and pure with a thick vein of minerals that climaxed in a crisp dry finish. The length got better with time. Lightly bodied and kind of like a young Semillon. Interesting wine. Normally $25 per bottle from the cellar door, but there is a 25% off special at the moment for a mixed dozen consisting of six bottles of this wine with six bottles of the “La Biondina” Colombard. Tuck in!

Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : Oct09
Alcohol : 12%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2009-2012
Source : Cellar Door
Website : Primo Estate

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2 Responses to Primo & Co “The Venetian” Garganega 2008

  1. Shifty says:

    I guzzled a bottle of this on Monday night and another on Tuesday night. Way too easy to drink. I don’t think I liked it so much when my mixed dozen first arrived. The colombard is the dud though. Erk. Just get a dozen of this one instead.

  2. Wizz says:

    Had the 2011 last night. 11% alcohol this year. Will post a note soon.

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