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Food & Wine Puts Rustico on List of ‘50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust’

Nino Franco Rustico has earned a spot on Food & Wine’s “list of 50 of the world’s most reliable, inexpensive wines—bottles that offer amazing quality for their price year in and year out.” The magazine writes:

Proof that Prosecco doesn’t have to be a simply, fizzy drink (yet can remain affordable), Nino Franco’s basic cuvée has layers of toasty bread and citrus notes, with fine, elegant bubbles. Founded by Antonio Franco in 1919, the company is now ably run by 3rd generation vintner Primo Franco.

See the full list on Food & Wine’s website here.

Nino Franco Wins Multiple Medals at Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships

See the full list of winners here.

iSanté: Nino Franco Brut a Favorite

isanteWine and food consultant Bernard Kenner writes on Prosecco on the iSanté blog and remarks:

Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco DOCG Brut NV is one of my favorites; some extra time on the lees and very dry, it is more complex and sophisticated.

See the full post here.

Wine Enthusiast, February 2017


Nino Franco Rustico: ‘The best bottle to bring to your party!’

business-insiderWhen Melanie Stone of Business Insider decided to put together a list of the best sparkling wines to bring to your holiday parties, what better person to ask than Alison Napjus, senior editor at Wine Spectator?

The challenge Alison faced was to recommend bubblies that are not only tasty, but also affordable. After reviewing more than 2,500 sparkling contenders annually, Alison Napjus recommends options from Italy, Spain and California, with Nino Franco Rustico NV standing out as the only Prosecco to make the list.

Nino Franco Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rustico NV
“This Italian Prosecco has hints of white peach, Thai basil, sliced almond, and lemon pith.”– Alison Napjus.

See the full article here.

Brides Magazine Picks Nino Franco for the Shower

bridesThe February/March 2017 issue of Brides magazine includes the Brides Selects Awards for “Wedding-Worthy Wines” — crowd-pleasing wines that are ideal for celebrations. Nino Franco is selected for the shower: 

Bridal Shower: Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore NV
“From one of the best prosecco producers on the market today, this rustico’s stone fruit and finely textured bubbles create an elegant pour. Pair with: An ample cheese course.” – Amy Zavatto

90+ Scores in Wine Enthusiast


Wine Enthusiast checks in with two great reviews of Nino Franco wines in the December 2016 issue:

92 points: Nino Franco 2015 Vigneto della Riva di San Floriano Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore)
“Enticing scents of ripe orchard fruit, aromatic herb and fragrant white spring flower take center stage on this elegant sparkler. The generous palate doles out juicy white peach, ripe Granny Smith apple and tangerine zest. Fresh acidity brightens the creamy flavors while an elegant mousse imparts finesse.”- Kerin O’Keefe.

90 points: Nino Franco 2015 Primo Franco Dry (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore)
“Aromas of fragrant white flower, chopped herb and white stone fruit jump out of the glass while the creamy palate presents juicy yellow peach, mature green apple and a note of candied nectarine zest. A soft foaming mousse accompanies the rich flavors.” – K.O.