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News & Awards

WineMag: 94 Points For Rustico

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Vinous: 92 Points for Nino Franco Brut Grave di Stecca 2015

Eric Guido of Vinous awarded 92 points to Nino Franco Brut Grave di Stecca 2015.  “The 2015 Grave di Stecca Brut holds your attention firm with a seductive display of dried peaches and apricots complemented by candied ginger and a hint of tropical citrus. It starts out round and pliant, yet then picks up energy, as brilliant acids and minerals cascade across the palate. Ripe orchard fruits, sweet spice, notes of almond and inner herbal tones evolve and last through the long, highly perfumed and slightly exotic finale.”

Vinous: 93 Points for Prosecco Superiore Primo Franco Valdobbiadene 2019

Eric Guido of Vinous awarded 93 points to Nino Franco Prosecco Superiore Primo Franco Valdobbiadene 2019.  “There’s a lot to like about the 2019 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Primo Franco, from its exotic, smoky, and sometimes even tropical perfumes, to the round textures where this perfectly balances both savory and sweet. The Primo Franco is juicy and jovial; yet it colors within the lines of refinement, as this cleans up perfectly and leaves the mouth watering for more. In my opinion, this is the wine of the house.”

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Vinous: 92 Points for Nino Franco Brut Grave di Stecca 2015

Eric Guido of Vinous awarded 92 points to Nino Franco Brut Grave di Stecca 2015.  “The 2015 Grave di Stecca Brut holds your attention firm with a seductive display of dried peaches and apricots complemented by candied ginger and a hint of tropical citrus. It starts out round and pliant, yet then picks up energy, as brilliant acids and minerals cascade across the palate. Ripe orchard fruits, sweet spice, notes of almond and inner herbal tones evolve and last through the long, highly perfumed and slightly exotic finale.”

Vinous: 92 Points for Nino Franco Faive Brut Rosé 2019

Eric Guido of Vinous awarded 92 points to Nino Franco Faive Rosé Brut 2019.  “The 2019 Faìve Rosé Brut blends 80% Cabernet Sauvignon to 20% Merlot to create a zesty and characterful display of mineral-laced strawberries, hints of peach, roses and wet stone. It’s vibrant with a salty-savory persona, as stimulating acidity sizzles on the palate. Ripe orchard fruits, a note of cherry pits and subtle spices linger long through the juicy finale. This is a truly captivating Rosé sourced from vineyards that straddle the borders of Friuli and Veneto.”

Vinous: 91 Points for Nino Franco Brut Prosecco Superiore Nodi Valdobbiadene 2018

Eric Guido of Vinous awarded 91 points to Nino Franco Brut Prosecco Superiore Nodi Valdobbiadene 2018.  “The 2018 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut Nodi mixes pure orchard fruits, sweet spices and smoky floral tones in the glass. The textures are silky with a fine bead of bubbles supported by bright acidity, as this sways more toward the savory and dry side, showing salty minerals and inner herbal tones. The Nodi tapers off slow, sizzling with residual tension and a twang of sour citrus.”

Vinous: 89 Points for Nino Franco Prosecco Superiore Rustico Valdobbiadene

Eric Guido of Vinous awarded 89 points to Nino Franco Prosecco Superiore Rustico Valdobbiadene NV.  “The NV Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rustico shows a remarkably fresh and crisp bouquet full of floral-laced orchard fruits. It balances soothing textures with bright acids, minerals and ripe orchard fruits to create a pleasantly round expression, and then leaves the palate feeling completely refreshed.”