2016 Franchetto Soave La Capelina

2016 Franchetto Soave La Capelina

Decanter Gold
Decanter Regional Trophy
95 Points Decanter
2016 Franchetto Soave La Capelina
95 Points Decanter

In stock

'Best Veneto Wine' in Decanter Magazine... that says it all. An absolutely delicious palate of abundant yet elegant, nuanced fruit leads to lovely dry, mineral finish. This harmonious wine is from 35 year old vineyards at 220-230m elevation, where volcanic soils of basaltic clay produce exceptional fruit and mineral brightness. An exclusive import that will not last long - grab some now!

In stock

$24.99 in mixed 6+ or $27.99 per bottle




Its Origins

On the east side of Soave is the village of Terrossa, where the Franchetto family has lived for over a century. Antonio Franchetto continues his family’s long history of cultivating the traditional grapes of these lands: Garganega (used for this wine) and Pinot Grigio. Now his daughter is also at the helm bringing new vision to this quality focused winery.

What The Critics Say

Best Veneto Wine, 95/100 and 'Platinum Gold' in Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

"Pear and toffee apple nose with a long and glossy palate overflowing with grapefruits, yellow plums and cedar. It matches extreme flavour intensity with finesse on a stupendously long palate. Another glass please."

Winemaker notes on 2016 vintage

"The volcanic soil gives the wine a note of rare elegance and complexity. Our Soave “La Capelina” [offers] a beautiful freshness and mineral olfactory sensations of flint, citrus and flower, in particular cedar and lilies, apricot and elderflower. The palate is very persistant. Excellent with fish-based first courses, as the traditional Veneto dishes, such as risi e bisi (risotto with peas), risotto with pumpkin and risotto col pessin de risaia (risotto with fish caught in the rice fields). It is also well paired with spicy meats such as the soppressa veneta. In addition, it is well paired with fresh or semi-matured cheese varieties such as the Monte Veronese DOP mezzano."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety


  • Colour


  • Region


  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH




Decanter Gold
Decanter Gold

Decanter Regional Trophy
Decanter Regional Trophy

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


This Wine is Also Available in a Case Deal

Please wait...

You've just added to the cart

{{var product.name}}

{{var product.short_description}}

You may also like these wines

Continue shopping
View cart & checkout