In a nutshell: A delightfully dry 100% Garganega from the Veneto in North East Italy.
The lowdown: Gambellara is a small town between Verona and Vicenza just east of the Soave wine region. Vines have been cultivated here since Roman times and the area's speciality the Garganega grape which thrives on the local volcanic soils. The wine is nicely dry and delicatley scented with a pronounced minerality and lengthy finish. There's also an interesting touch of spice on the finish along some peachy aromas.
When to drink: It's ideal as an aperitif and with food try with grilled fish or prawns and langoustines.
The Cantina di Gambellara was founded in 1947 in the town of the same name in Northern Italy and now has nearly 300 members who farm 600 hectares in this small denomination on the border between the provinces of Vicenza and Verona, only a few miles east of Soave. In 2017 the cantina merged with the Cantina dei Colli Vicentini and Alberto Marchisio is now responsible for winemaking.