Cantina Franchetto

Lessini Durello Classic Method Riserva 'Cantina Franchetto'


The classic methods of Cantina Franchetto are born from the best bunches of Durella, on the slopes of the Lessini mountains. This classic method Riserva after tirage rests on the lees, in the bottle, for at least 60/72 months. Zero dosage, the wine exactly as it was born. This wine is a rare gem, without frills, the Durella and the basalt of the Lessini Mountains.


Denomination: Lessini Durello Doc

Grapes: Durella 100%

Region: Veneto (Italy)

Alcohol content: 12.5%

Format: 75 cl bottle

Vinification: The harvest takes place in mid-September . After destemming, we proceed to a soft pressing. Fermentation in steel vats at a controlled temperature, followed by refermentation in the bottle which lasts for at least 60 months. After the disgorgement, the wine rests in the bottle for another 4-5 months.

Refinement: Refermentation in the bottle on the lees for 60/72 months

Allergens: Contains sulphites

Color: Intense golden yellow, covered by continuous and very fine perlage which gives the glass particular shine
Olfactory analysis: The nose contains intense notes of ripe fruit and nuts, followed by shortcrust pastry, chamomile and broom, to close with sensations of chalk and flint
Taste analysis: On the palate it is tantalizing, with a nice sapidity that outlines a long persistence marked by ripe fruit, toasted almonds and very pleasant mineral reverberations, witnesses of the land of origin
How to serve it: Serving temperature 6°-8°C
How to taste it: Serve it in a large flute
Pairings: It goes perfectly with appetizers and fish-based first courses. Important fish main courses, excellent with aged cheeses.


The Franchetto family has lived and cultivated the land since 1800 in Terrossa, a small village in the wild hills rich in biodiversity of the Val d'Alpone – at the foot of the Lessini Mountains. However, the story of 'Cantina Franchetto' begins later, in 1982, when Antonio Franchetto, at the age of 20 and already aware of the great potential of his territory, decides to have his say by starting to press his grapes and make his own wine. Today Giulia Franchetto, together with her mother and father, carries on the family history by running the company and always working in Terrossa, where it all began.