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2017 Franchetto Soave La Capelina

2017 Franchetto Soave La Capelina

95 Points Decanter
2017 Franchetto Soave La Capelina
95 Points Decanter

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A beautiful Soave that was judged 'Best Veneto Wine' in Decanter last year. This offers an absolutely delicious palate of abundant yet elegant, nuanced fruit leads to lovely dry, harmonious mineral finish. These 35 yo vineyards are at 220-230m elevation on volcanic soils of basaltic clay, producing exceptional fruit and mineral brightness. A European classic and superb value at this price.

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$24.99 in mixed 6+ or $27.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Garganega

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 (2016 vintage)

"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

"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

    Garganega

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Veneto

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with FISH
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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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.

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