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Nino Franco Scores 93 Points in Wine Enthusiast

Featured in the December issue of Wine Enthusiast, Nino Franco is highlighted with five 90+ scores including two 93-pt scores for the 2014 San Floriano and 2012 Grave di Stecca.

93 pts    Nino Franco Vigneto Della Riva Di San Floriano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG 2014 **Editor’s Choice

This dazzling sparkler opens with enticing aromas of wisteria, spring wild flowers, vineyard dust and freshly picked orchard fruit. The crisp, linear palate doles out green apple, nectarine, pear and energizing mineral notes alongside a creamy perlage and vibrant acidity. It’s perfectly balanced and refreshing.

NNF Grave De Stecca Bottle93 pts    Nino Franco Grave Di Stecca Brut Sparkling 2012 **Cellar Selection

Made with 100% Glera grown inside a walled vineyard, this stunning wine boasts unusual depth and structure. It delivers aromas and flavors of ripe yellow apple, pear, lemon drop, chopped sage and a ginger note while the foaming, silky mousse lends it a creamy, elegant texture. A recent vertical tasting back to 2007 proves this wine can develop more complexity after several years in the cellar.

92 pts    Nino Franco Primo Franco Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG 2014

Creamy and fresh, this off-dry sparkler offers heady aromas of exotic fruit, candied orange peel and ripe peach. The foaming palate doles out ripe apple, Bartlett pear and crystallized ginger alongside crisp acidity that gives it an almost linear quality.

91 pts    Nino Franco Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG NV

Crisp and refreshing, this lovely sparkler offers sensations of white wild flowers, green apple, citrus and Bartlett pear. Vibrant acidity balances the creamy, elegantly foaming palate and gives it a dry, invigorating finish.

90 pts    Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG NV

This luminous sparkler opens with aromas of jasmine, orange blossom and white peach. The crisp, refreshing palate doles out green apple, Bartlett pear and white almond alongside vibrant acidity and a silky mousse.

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