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2018 Franchetto Soave La Capelina

2018 Franchetto Soave La Capelina

90 Points Wine Enthusiast
2018 Franchetto Soave La Capelina
90 Points Wine Enthusiast

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A beautiful Soave that was recently judged 'Best Veneto Wine' in Decanter. 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

90/100 Wine Enthusiast

"Intensely fragrant, this soft, savory white opens with heady scents of elderflower, citrus blossom and white stone fruit. The palate doles out ripe Granny Smith, white peach, green melon and Meyer lemon alongside tangy acidity. It closes on the barest hint of white almond."

16.5/20 JancisRobinson.com, Tim Jackson MW

"Roncà-Monte Calvarina cru. Terra rossa volcanic soils, basaltic rocks, with some calcareous alluvial soils in the southern edge. 35-year-old vines. Harvest in early September due to the warm vintage, that gave quality and quantity together. Pale lemon-green. Ripe pear fruit with blanched almond and some subtle smoky mineral overtones. Brisk acidity, nice tension and some phenolic grip, smoky minerality, apple and pear fruit, and a saline touch to the finish. (TJ)." Drink 2019 - 2025

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."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Garganega

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Veneto

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.50%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with FISH
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

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

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