Garganega or Grecanico is far more widely known by its Northern Italian name: Garganega. In the Veneto region, this grape is responsible for the beautifully crisp and mineral-driven wines from Soave. When grown in the rich volcanic soils of Sicily, it is known by its Sicilian name, Grecanico.
In Sicily, Grecanico is usually left to ripen on the vine a little later than its Northern counterpart, producing wines that are a little richer and more aromatic. The wines are often described as showing ripe tropical fruits with a tangy acidity and subtle minerality.