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Primátor Lager $2.89 (16.9 fl oz) - A lightly fermented beer- Lager!  Spicy, grassy, and floral hops with a light amount of biscuit malt aroma. Crisp with a clean finish.
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05.17.2017  Azienda Agricola Franchetto: Sustainabilty, Harmony & the Family Business


In our interview with  Giulia Franchetto (pictured holding the French horn), this up and coming 27-year old enologist and daughter of proprietors Antonio & Mara Franchetto (holding the trombone & sheet music, respectively) has quite a lot to share!  Hear about her local take on sustainable farming, how they use solar energy to power the entire estate, how they colaborate to create award-winning Soave,  AND about her family's second love -- MUSIC, and more! I hope you enjoy this post. I had a lot of fun interviewing Giulia and writing it up for you! --Jaci

<< NEWS FLASH 5/17/17 >>  
The same day as we made this post, Franchetto was awarded the following:
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS:

  * Soave DOC "Recorbian" 2015  BRONZE medal 
  * Soave DOC "La Capelina" 2015 PLATINUM medal for BEST VENETO WHITE!!!!  

Here's an exerpt from the article:
Many Old World winemakers, land-owners and enologists are trained in sustainability.  It is a part of the culture and lifestyle.  When asked about certification and regulation, it is an awkward shuffle to define European standards- yet many of them follow standards, dabble in the designation programs as well as attempt certification (though it is a moving target).  The biggest question is- why do they grow their grapes sustainability without caring about formal certification? It is their way of life! Woman winemaker and  sustainability-trained enologist Giulia Franchetto explains in her own words...

"We are a family run winery, located in Terrossa di Roncà, a little village situated between the provinces of Verona and Vicenza – in the Veneto region. Our company has peasant origins from 8th Century but it is in 1982 that we have taken up the road of winemaking. Antonio Franchetto, my father, founder and owner, understood the fortune to have vineyards in this great land and decided to start his big adventure: transform his own grapes into wine. In the year 2000 we created the brand Franchetto and we started to bottle our wine. It’s been a quite long road to arrive to the wine that Antonio had in his mind. Today, by our philosophy, the wine has to tell about the terroir that it comes from, without contamination; it is for this reason that our main vines are Garganega and Durella: two indigenous vines with strong roots in this beloved area. 

From 2016, I, Antonio’s oldest daughter, Giulia, have run the winery with the support of my parents. I graduated in enology in 2015 and have worked in the family’s winery since 2012. Today, at 27, I am like-minded with my parents – aware of the importance of her vineyards and soils.  My younger sister Anna shares chores of bottling and supports, however it is not her passion.  (We will talk more of this later!)"
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Franchetto La Capelina Soave
(Veneto, Italy) - Reg. $15.99 | Mixed Case $12.79 - Citrus blossom and warm apple notes.  Flint, citrus and flower, in particular cedar and lilies, apricot and elderflower. Beautiful.

5.17.17 DECANTER  WINNER--  PLATINUM medal for BEST VENETO WHITE

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ROSÉ BLOW OUT!  25% off all Vintage Rosé through Mother's Day (May 14th).  Here's a killer example- get it while it lasts!

Chateau Riviere Rose Minervois (Languedoc Roussillon France) -- Reg. $14.99 | Mixed Case $11.99  -- Summer strawberries, minerals, white flowers and a hint of white peppercorn.

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Tenuta Montecchiesi Sangiovese IGT (Tuscany, Italy) -- Reg. $15.99 | INSIDER $14.99 | Mixed Case $11.99 --  Intense red ruby hue with layers of dark cherries, hillside herbs, tobacco leaves, medium tannins and hints of violet.
 
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DAOU Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
(Paso Robles, California) -- Reg. $34.99  | Mixed Case $27.99 --  V91 Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Youthful purple. Ripe, spice-accented cherry, dark berries and candied flowers on the deeply scented nose and in the mouth. Silky and open-knit; a building peppery element adds vivacity to sweet blueberry and cherry flavors. Bitter chocolate and allspice notes come up on the clinging finish, which is shaped by smooth tannins. In the context of California Cabernet, this wine delivers fantastic value."  Ratings Key>

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Bodegas Casto Pequeño Cotoval Verdejo (Castilla y Leon, Spain) Reg. $11.99 | Mixed Case $9.59 -- Need to visualize a bit of summer sun shine and beauty?  Full bodied, warm apple and guava fruits with refreshing acidity.

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Andreucci Giobatta Chianti Colli Senesi (Tuscany, Italy) ~ Reg $20.99 | Mixed Case $16.79 ~ "The Andreucci family has tended vines in the Pienza region for more than 200 years. Today Flavio Andreucci is taking his family business to a new level. Check out this beautiful Chianti, with focused rich smooth fruit & textured tannins that go on and on. Fire up some grilled steak or a long simmering meat ragu. Salute!" --Jens  ...Who's Jens?

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Primátor Lager $2.89 (16.9 fl oz) - A lightly fermented beer- Lager!  Spicy, grassy, and floral hops with a light amount of biscuit malt aroma. Crisp with a clean finish.
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