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La Farra -- Veneto


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Franchetto
On the east side of Soave is the village Terrossa, where the Franchetto family has lived for over a century. An air of ancient peasant culture, they are tied to a tradition of frontier between the provinces of Verona and Vicenza. The transformation to vineyards was the passion of Antonio Franchetto's uncle Toni. He switched from grapes to eat grapes to make wine in 1936. Antonio Franchetto continues the long history gained from that idea while remaining related to historic vines grapes and typical of these lands: Garganega and Durella.  Vineyards soil is clay basaltic (volcanic).

Franchetto Lessini Durello Spumante Riserva  
Varietal: Durella
Soil:  Clay basaltic (volcanic origin)
Viniculture:  Method Classico (bottle fermentation)
Alcohol: 12.5% vol.
Appearance: Golden yellow
Nose: Stone fruits of Braeburn apples and soft citrus
Palate: Fresh baked apple pie with almonds; hints of chamomile, broom, dried apricots and minerality.
Food Pairing: Old World cheeses- (such as Asiago, Barricato al Pepe, Blu Della Casera, Caciobirraio, Pecorino al Tartufo, Ubriaco Rosso Piave), fresh grilled fish- salmon, tuna, swordfish, and scallops

Franchetto Lessini Durello Spumante Riserva -- Sales Sheet

Franchetto Lessini Durello Spumante Riserva -- Shelf Talkers

Franchetto Pinot Grigio IGT

Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Viniculture:  Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures.
Alcohol: 11% vol.
Appearance: Straw yellow color.
Nose: Pear and golden apple and a delicate spicy notes.
Palate: Ethereal, fragrant and slightly floral yet fresh and persistent.  Minerality, sliced apples, white pepper, Bosc pear and ample acidity.
Pairing: Aperitif, seafood salads, fish-based first courses, shellfish

Franchetto Pinot Grigio IGT - Sales Sheet

Franchetto Pinot Grigio IGT - Shelf Talker

Franchetto La Capelina Soave DOC
Varietal: Garganega
Viniculture:  Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures.
Alcohol: 11% vol.
Appearance: Gold
Nose: Citrus blossoms and warm apple.
Palate: Flint, citrus and flower, in particular cedar and lilies, apricot and elderflower.
Pairing: Fish-based first courses, risotto with peas, pumpkin or fish, soppressa veneta, Monte Veronese DOP Mezzano, white meat main courses.

Franchetto La Capelina Soave DOC- Sales Sheet
Franchetto La Capelina Soave DOC- Shelf Talker

Franchetto Recobian Soave DOC  
Varietal: Garganega
Viniculture:  Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures.
Alcohol: 11% vol.
Appearance: Gold
Nose: Braeburn apples
Palate: Ripe summer apples- Braeburn, Fuji and hints of Bosq pear; minerality laced with granite; teasing hints of spice- peppercorn.
Pairing: Roasted poultry, chicken and salumi; risotto, pastas in cream; Tuna, olives, capers, and the like.

Franchetto Recorbian Soave DOC- Sales Sheet
Franchetto Recorbian Soave DOC- Shelf Talker  

Franchetto Valpolicella DOC  
Grapes: Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella
Vinification:  Aged in wooden barrels
Soil:  Marble clay
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Deep ruby red 
Nose: Cherries, red currants
Palate: Elegant balance of tannins, cherries and baking spices.  

Franchetto Valpolicella DOC -- Sales Sheet
Franchetto Valpolicella DOC -- Shelf Talkers  

Franchetto Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore  
Grapes:  Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella
Vinification: Ripasso is the traditional method where the Valpolicella wine is re-macerated on the pomace from the dried Amarone grapes. The wine is aged in 500/1000 lt oak barrels for 18 months.
Alcohol: 15% vol.
Appearance: Deep ruby red 
Nose: Cured cherries, black pepper, spices.  
Palate: Bodacious summer fruit- black berries, cherries, vanilla, lush body and supple tannins.  
Pairing : White and red grilled meat, game, matured cheese.

Franchetto Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore -- Sales Sheet
Franchetto Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore -- Shelf Talkers  

Franchetto Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG  
Grapes: Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella
Vinification:   
Appearance: Deep ruby red  with garnet tints.
Nose: Dark berries, brandied cherries, wood, mineral, licorice, black pepper, tobacco, spices and chocolate.  
Palate: Raisin, plums, vanilla, balanced, intense, persistent and full bodied.  
Pair: Game, red meat (roasted and grilled), duck, mature cheeses

Franchetto Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
Franchetto Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG


La Farra
Located in the commune of Farra di Soligo in the heart of the Treviso province in the Veneto region, La Farra is owned & operated by the Nardi family.  They strive for exceptional quality through gentle care of the land & vines, along with meticulous wine making processes from start to finish. For more on La Farra & the Nardi Family>

La Farra NV Prosecco Extra Dry

La Farra NV Extra Dry is D.O.C Prosecco Treviso.  The vines are grown at the base of the hills of Farra di Soligo in clayey-calcareous soil.
Grapes: Prosecco
Viniculture: The grapes are hand-harvested in the fall, after the first fermentation the wines is racked & stored in thermo-conditioned stainless steel tanks where it matures for 3 months on its lees.  Secondary fermentation occurs in large tanks after which the wine is bottled under pressure in the traditional Italian process of Charmat method to create the sparkling wine.
Alcohol: 11% vol.
Appearance
: Pale yellow with slight lively bubbles.
Nose: Fruity light citrus notes.
Palate: Fresh citrus notes, along with fine bubbles lead to the balanced dry finish.

La Farra NV Prosecco Extra Dry - Info Sheet
La Farra NV Prosecco Extra Dry - Shelf Talker
 
La Farra NV Prosecco Brut
La Farra Brut is D.O.C Prosecco Treviso.
Grapes: Prosecco
Viniculture: The grapes are hand-harvested in the fall, after the first fermentation the wines is racked & stored in thermo-conditioned stainless steel tanks where it matures for 3 months on its lees.  Secondary fermentation occurs in large tanks after which the wine is bottled under pressure in the traditional Italian process of Charmat method to create the sparkling wine.
Alcohol: 11% vol.
Appearance: Pale yellow with fine persistent bubbles.
Nose: Elegant with fresh light fruit scents.
Palate: Crisp & tart with apple notes while lively gentle bubbles hold through to the dry finish.  It is soft & elegant, delightful.

La Farra NV Prosecco Brut - Info Sheet
La Farra NV Prosecco Brut - Shelf Talker

La Farra NV Prosecco Superiore Brut
La Farra NV Superiore Brut is from the Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G.  The vines are grown high in the high hills of Farra di Soligo, Farr, Solighetto & S. Peter Feletto where the soil is composed of clay & limestone.
Grapes: Prosecco
Viniculture: The grapes are hand-harvested in the fall, after the first fermentation the wines is racked & stored in thermo-conditioned stainless steel tanks. Secondary fermentation occurs in large tanks after which the wine is bottled under pressure in the traditional Italian process of Charmat method to produce the sparkling wine.
Alcohol: 11% vol.
Appearance: Straw yellow with delicate & persistent bubbles.
Nose: Fresh with fruity notes of peach & apple.
Palate: Elegant & fruity with notes of stone fruits & apple.  Delicate bubbles last through the finish that pleasantly lingers with dry sweet & sour notes.

La Farra NV Prosecco Superiore Brut - Info Sheet
La Farra NV Prosecco Superiore Brut - Shelf Talker

La Farra NV Spumante Rosé
Grapes: 80% Glera, 15% Chardonnay, 5% Raboso
Alcohol: 11% vol.
Viniculture: Fermentation without skins, except partial contact for the Raboso. The Charmat method is used, slow second fermentation in large closed containers for 2-3 months.
Appearance: Pale pink with a very fine and continuous perlage.
Nose: Bouquet is pronounced and persistent with aromas of peaches and red currants.
Palate: Dry and refreshing on the palate, well-structured and superbly soft, it has a harmonious balance of sensations and a fruity finish.

La Farra NV Spumante Rosé - Sales Sheet
La Farra NV Spumante Rosé - Shelf Talker

La Farra Pinot Grigio IGT 
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Viniculture: Stainless steel. The slow fermentation is made keeping the juice at 18 degrees for 10-12 days.
Alcohol: 11% vol.
Appearance: Straw yellow with green hints.
Nose:
Clear with wisteria notes
Palate: Intense with notes of apricot, green apple with the right level of acidity.
Pairing: Herbaceous soups, eggs based courses, white meat lightly cooked like rabbit stew with olives and celery

La Farra Pinot Grigio IGT - Sales Sheets
La Farra Pinot Grigio IGT - Shelf Talker



San Cassiano
The winery is named from the little village San Cassiano, in the core of Mezzane Valley. A home to olive trees and vineyards, in 1964 Albino Sella ransomed some hectars with his job of tenant farmer. From the 1980s the ownership has expanded and in 2000 it reached 3000 olive trees and four hectars of vineyards with the entry of Albino's grandson Mirko Sella.  In 2004 Mirko founded Azienda Agricola San Cassiano including the oil mill, the cellar, fourteen hectars of vineyard and seven of olive trees.

San Cassiano Valpolicella Classico
The Classico comes from the vineyard Le Viale, on the southwest of Monte Paradiso, characterized by a colluvial ground with fine soil, rich in organic substance. it is an atypical ground for this land that give fresh and floral notes to the wine.
Grapes:  Corvina 70%, Molinara 15%, Rondinella 15%
Vinification: Pergola, 3300 vines per ha; Stainless steel vats for 12 months
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Appearance: Deep ruby red 
Nose: Cherries, black pepper, tobacco, spices.  
Palate: Ripe cherries, juicy summer plums, vanilla, lush body and supple tannins.  
Pairing: Roasted chicken, summer grilled meats and veggies, mature cheeses

San Cassiano Valpolicella Classico - Info Sheet
San Cassiano Valpolicella Classico - Shelf Talker 

San Cassiano Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore
Valpolicella Ripasso comes from south west of Monte Paradiso. The ground is characterized by mid-fine texture rich in organic. Vineyards are twenty-five years old grown as pergola Veronese.
Grapes
:  Corvina 70%, Molinara 15%, Rondinella 15%
Vinification: Pergola, 3300 vines per ha; Stainless steel vats for 6 months, barrique for other 6 months
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Appearance: Deep ruby red 
Nose: Cured cherries, black pepper, tobacco, spices.  
Palate: Juicy summer cherries, vanilla, lush body and supple tannins.  

San Cassiano Ripasso Superiore - Info Sheet
San Cassiano Ripasso Superiore - Shelf Talker

San Cassiano Amarone della Valpolicella
The vineyard San Cassiano is in the little valley between Monte Guala and Monte Paradiso, on a colluvial mid-fine soil with a good structure. It grows as guyot which allows the perfect vine expression, giving a smell of spices to the wine.
Grapes: Corvina 70%, Molinara 5%, Rondinella 25%
Vinification: Pergola, 5000 vines per ha; 24 months in oak barrels of 500 lt and 12 months in bottle
Alcohol: 15.5% vol.
Appearance: deep ruby red  with garnet  tints.
Nose: Dark berries, brandied cherries, wood, mineral, licorice, black pepper, tobacco, spices and chocolate.  
Palate: Raisin, plums, vanilla, balanced, intense, persistent and full bodied.  
Pairings: Game, red meat (roasted and grilled), duck, mature cheeses

San Cassiano Amarone della Valpolicella - Info Sheet
San Cassiano Amarone della Valpolicella - Shelf Talker


Tenuta di Corte Giacobbe

The Dal Cero family has been producing wine for over three generations, combining love of tradition with the most modern wine-making techniques needed for the production of great wines. With vineyards in the Veneto and Tuscany regions, the brothers Giuseppe and Dario, with the help of their sons, personally manage the company, from the cultivation of the grapevines to the vinification of the grapes up to the bottling process. The results are unique wines created using expert wine-making techniques with a sense of modernity. For more on the Dal Cero family>

Santa Clerissa Pinot Grigio Ramato
Grapes: 100% Pinot Grigio
Viniculture: This wine is created according to the ancient tradition of the Republic of Venice, meaning grapes are left in contact with skins for 12 hours. Then the wine is fermented three months in stainless steel vats.
Alcohol: 12.5% vol
Appearance: Copper
Nose: Aromas of exotic fruits with sweet white flowers.
Palate: On the palate it is elegant, velvety, full-bodied, structured and well-balanced. This wine has a beautiful freshness and a long lasting persistent finish.

Santa Clerissa Pinot Grigio Ramato - Info Sheet
Santa Clerissa Pinot Grigio Ramato - Shelf Talker



Tenuta San Leone
The Rizzi family boasts three generations of experience in vine growing. Taking advantage of the work done by their grandfather Giovanbattista and their father Remo, the two brothers have expanded their business, producing wines typical of the area. Since 1988, the Rizzi family has run San Leone Estate, which lies in Salionze di Valeggio sul Mincio between south-eastern shore of Garda Lake.

Tenuta San Leone Bardolino Chiaretto Rosé
Soil: Morainic soil from glacier origin
Grapes: Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella
Vinification: The pressed grapes are separated from the skins. Yeasts added at the temperature of 16-18°C to enhance the fruity notes typical of this wine. The wine is then cleaned & stocked in stainless steel.
Alcohol: 12.5% vol.
Appearance: Pink color with violet hints
Nose: Fresh & fruity with notes of peach & red currant
Palate: Medium-bodied smooth fruit on the palate, fresh. Long lasting aftertaste.
Pairings: Smoked fish, paté & terrines, pasta dishes, white meats and poultry.

Tenuta San Leone Bardolino Chiaretto - Info Sheet
Tenuta San Leone Bardolino Chiaretto - Shelf Talker


Torre Gajo
Torre Gajo is produced by a cooperative of growers located in the Veneto region.

Torre Gajo Pinot Grigio delle Venezie
Grapes: 100% Pinot Grigio
Viticulture:  
Alcohol: 12.5% vol.
Appearance: Straw yellow color.
Nose:
Palate: Full bodied; very fruity & fresh
Suggested Pairing: Seafood, red sauce dishes and cheeses

Torre Gajo Pinot Grigio delle Venezie - Info Sheet
Torre Gajo Pinot Grigio delle Venezie - Shelf Talker
 

 


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