2020 Franchetto Veneto Pinot Grigio

91 Points John Caro
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A fresh and dry Pinot Grigio from Italy's white wine heartland, the Veneto. Franchetto's south facing vineyards enjoy excellent sunlight but also the freshness of quite a high altitude (500 metres). On classic Venetian volcanic soils, the 25 year old vines hang their fruit nice and long to produce developed, ripe fruit flavours while preserving lovely acidity, light body and refreshing minerality. A classic and very versatile white style, the Franchetto Pinot Grigio is delicious with or without food.
$24.99 in mixed 6+ or $27.99 per bottle


Pinot Grigio

Its Origins

"Founded in 1982, the Franchetto family winery is based in the village of Terrossa, around 250 metres above sea level and has built its reputation on the production of Soave, and in particular the Garganega variety. In recent years the company has also expanded to produce sparkling Durella in the Lessini Durello DOC area. The winery’s primary identity lies in the production of two wines - La Capellina and Recorbian. The latter originates from vineyards in the village of Terrossa di Roncà at around 220m, and is primarily Garganega from the volcanic soils of the area, touched up with a small percentage of Chardonnay. This generally shows a completely different character to the winery’s other key white wine, ‘La Capelina’, which is crisp, clean and structured. Instead ‘Recorbian’ demonstrates a softer, rounder appeal. Much of the excitement around Franchetto’s wines can be found in an exploration of freshness and their ability to age, an understanding that is fueling a full on renaissance across the Soave region as a whole. Not only has a greater understanding of how to tame the natural vigour of the Garganega grape led to a better quality of wine, a wine-making approach that emphasises terroir, and in particular the complex volcanic soils that characterise the Soave hills, is ensuring that these wines are receiving massive acclaim." Paul Caputo

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes

"This wine has a straw yellow color and shows on the nose with a great sophistication and harmoniousness, you can smell aromas of white fruits like pear and golden apple and a delicate spicy notes. It is ethereal, fragrant and slightly floral. The palate is fresh and persistent, with a perfectly integrated mineral vein; the aromatic and complex aftertaste is very persistant. Excellent as an aperitif, ideal with seafood salads, fish-based first courses and shellfish or soups particularly rich and tasty."

Variety Pinot Gris
Region Veneto
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH



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