The basaltic ridge that separates the Soave and Gambellara appellations, outlined by the ancient Calvarina, Crocetta and Duello volcanoes, is proving to be one of the most notable parts of the territory. Here the grapes ripen with an extraordinary acid richness that lends tension and vitality to its wines. The Franchetto family has been working here for generations, exploring the bond that exists between the land and the Garganega grape, as well as that between the high hills of Vestenanova and Durella. 2020 gave rise to an excellent Soave La Capelina ’20, a wine marked by vibrant floral sensations and tropical fruit enlivened by mineral whiffs. In the mouth its generosity is lightened by a pronounced acidity. Their line of Metodo Classico bubbly, made with Lessinia grapes, is also quite interesting, in particular the Dosaggio Zero Riserva ’13, a wine that’s complex in its aromatic expression and endowed with a sapid, pleasantly spirited palate.