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The Drunken Cyclist Tastes (and Loves) Nino Franco Prosecco

Lisa Anselmi (left) and Silvia Franco. Photo from the Drunken Cyclist wine blog.
Lisa Anselmi (left) and Silvia Franco. Photo from the Drunken Cyclist wine blog.

In a new post, the popular wine blogger Jeff Kralik—you know him as “The Drunken Cyclist”—turns his focus to the Veneto, dining with vintners Silvia Franco and Lisa Anselmi, and he finds much to like.

At a time when production of Prosecco has surged, he writes, “Nino Franco has maintained its position … as one of the few producers in the region that have not wavered from making truly excellent wines.” Here are excerpts from his notes on the three Nino Franco wines tasted—but be sure to click here to read the full article:

N.V. Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
One of the best Proseccos in this price range that I have ever had. Outstanding. 90-92 Points.

2010 Nino Franco Grave di Stecca Brut
This is unlike any Prosecco I’ve ever had and really is fantastic. Whoa. Outstanding Plus. 93-95 Points.

2012 Nino Franco Primo Franco Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
More of a classic Prosecco with exotic and tropical fruits on the nose, leading to a sweeter mouthfeel and an almond aspect on the finish. Very nice. Very Good to Outstanding. 89-91 Points.

Not to be overlooked, three Anselmi wines are also reviewed:

2015 Anselmi San Vincenzo
I really love this wine. Fruity with just a hint of sweetness but great acidity and truly wonderful regardless of price. Outstanding. 90-92 Points.

2014 Anselmi Capitel Foscarino
Outstanding. 91-93 Points.

2013 Capitel Croce
This is easily one of my favorite Italian white wines. Outstanding. 93-95 Points.

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