2017 Franchetto Soave Recorbian
"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
91/100 Wine Enthusiast, Kerin O'Keefe
"Subtle aromas of spring blossoms and yellow stone fruit escape the glass. On the enveloping, medium-bodied palate, fresh acidity lifts ripe peach, apricot and tangy lemon drop candy before closing on a savory saline note."
"From the best Garganega grapes – late harvested-, wisely cultivated by Antonio Franchetto, is born Recorbian. It is straw yellow with golden highlights, and on the nose it is delicate and fascinating. Its softness is well balanced by freshness and sapidity, typical characteristics that emerge directly from our soil. The good persistence and the elegant pleasantness are witnesses of a strong and intriguing body that you will discover sip after sip. -- Excellent with first courses such as risotto and pasta al forno with vegetables. Well paired with white meat main courses and not too elaborated red meat dishes. It is also well paired with spicy meats such as the soppressa veneta. In addition, it is well paired with semi-matured cheese varieties such as the Monte Veronese DOP mezzano."
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