Nino Franco Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene 'Rustico'

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We can say unequivocally that Nino Franco is our favourite producer of Prosecco, and the quality of the wines all comes down to having great vineyards on the hillsides of Valdobbiadene, the birthplace of Prosecco. Aromatic with notes of stoned fruits, spices and citrus and a creamy palate, combined with the crispness of green apples.

"Aromas of white spring flower, Bartlett pear and citrus waft out of the glass. The racy, refreshing palate is full of energy, offering crisp yellow-apple, lemon drop and orange zest flavors balanced by vibrant acidity. A perlage of small, refined and continuous bubbles provides the silky backdrop." Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, 94 Points

"From one of Valdobbiadene’s oldest wineries, this tastes vital and fresh. The bright fruit flavours have good intensity and the bubbles are gently persistent, making it a great wine to go with food." Decanter Magazine, 90 points

Italy | Veneto | Nino Franco | Conegliano Valdobbiadene | 100% Glera | 11% ABV | Drink 2021 - 2023

The Wine Region

Veneto

Veneto

Veneto is the largest of Italy's vineyards covering a large part of NE Italy from the Alps to the north to the fertile plains of the Po River basin in the south. It is no surprise the the best vineyards are on the slopes with the industrial wine coming from the flats. This region is the home of some of the country's most famous DOCs Soave, Valpolicella and Prosecco to name a few. Soave and Valpolicella are next door neighbours and are both composed of limestone and basaltic formations. Soave is potentially one of Italy's great white wines: a regions that is exploring its zones in developing a cru system. Valpolicella is already established as one of the great sources of red wines in the north of Italy reaching its peak with the very best producers of Amarone.

Prosecco has undergone one of the biggest booms to occur anywhere in the world of wine. From humble beginnings which was essentially just two communes, Valdobbiadene and Conegliano, Prosecco has spread like wildfire across the plains and hills of NE Italy.

The Producer

Nino Franco

Nino Franco

Nino Franco has been making fine Proseccos from vineyards in Valdobbiadene since 1919. Primo Franco is now the third generation, and is, for us, unequivocally the best producer of Prosecco. Primo only uses Glera grapes from the 'Rive' (named single vineyards) in Valdobbiadene, right in the heart of the original Prosecco vineyards, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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