Garganega is best known as the Italian variety used in the making of ‘Soave’ wines. Indeed, it was Cam Marshall’s obsession with Soave that was the spark for the Range Life project. Sitting somewhere between Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay, it’s a Swiss Army knife of a wine when it comes to pairing with food, such is its versatility. With flavours of creamy lemon curd, fresh green herbs and zesty citrus.
Night-picked fruit goes straight to the winery, for a gentle press to minimise phenolics. Fermented using indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation (there’s no malolactic fermentation) the wine spends time on gross lees with regular battonage. This King Valley Garganega spends 10 months on less before being stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.