Garganega is important not only for producing the popular Italian white wine Soave, but also as a parent for many other important Italian wine grape varieties.
Soave is a dry white wine from several DOCG regions in Veneto that must contain at least 70% Garganega. Trebbiano or Malvasia are common blending partners with Garganega in Soave.
Recent DNA profiling has revealed that Garganega is genetically identical to the Sicilian variety Grecanico Dorato. Under this name it is used alone and in blends to make quality dry white wines.
*Politini use Garganega under its Sicilian name of Grecanico.