“3516” Garganega Veneto Bianco IGT, Meroni (2016) - Veneto
Grape : Garganega.
The company, since it was born in 1935, has always produced wines from red berried grapes. In 2015 Carlo wished to realize a product that can enrich his wines offer. He experiments this challenge with the grape “Garganega”. Garganega is a grape peel hard, particularly yellow, almost red when ripe Thanks to “bâtonnage" technique this white acquires an increase of the wine’s body sensation and a better development of certain aromas. This operation takes about six months and it consists in keeping suspended the "noble lees" shaking the wine after alcoholic fermentation.
Food pairing : mussels, scallops, lobster, a variety of fish, and grilled poultry. Consider using an herbal base, like chives in butter, to highlight the green notes in the wine.