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Nino Franco Invited to Participate in 2015 OperaWine

Opera WineNino Franco is proud to share that the winery has been invited to participate in the 2015 OperaWine!

OperaWine is hosted by Veronafiere, Vinitaly and Wine Spectator to bring you the finest Italian wines, 100 producers in total, at one grand event. The new premier event to Vinitaly 2015 “OperaWine,” will be held on March 21, 2015 in Verona.

Please click here for more information.

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Nino Franco Faìve Rosé Brut Featured on Forbes.com

NNF Faive Rose BottleJust in time for Valentine’s Day, Nino Franco Faìve Rosé Brut is featured on Forbes.com as a winning “Rosé Champagne” to woo your valentine. Now of course we all know that the Faìve Rosé is not a Champagne, and so does the writer Nick Passmore, but it certainly stands up to the competition.

Nick calls the Faìve Rosé a “pure, simple delight.”

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Primo Franco Hosts Vertical Tasting in NYC to Commemorate 30th Anniversary of Primo Franco Prosecco

Nino Franco Vertical Tasting - Primo

 

On January 13th Primo Franco, the third generation of his family to lead the historic Nino Franco winery, hosted a vertical tasting of Primo Franco Prosecco to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this wine at Corkbuzz Wine Studio @corkbuzz in New York’s Union Square.

It was a great turnout with a mix of distinguished trade and NY press including Tom Marseca, Ed McCarthy @edchampagne, Levi Dalton @levi_opens_wine, Anthony Giglio @winewiseguy, Ray Isle @islewine and Lawrence Marcus @lawrmarcus of @foodandwine, Cynthia Sin-Yi Cheng @cynetvin & Sister Celia Cheng @findyourcraving, Aaron Von Rock, Paul Grieco @spitpaul, Charles Scicolone @obwnknobeofwine, Jessica Sturman, Alec Steidel, Carrie Strong and Cynthia Canterbury @canterburywine as Moderator.

Along with a taste of the 2013 Primo Franco Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, Primo Franco guided guests through 24 years of Prosecco including vintages 1989 in magnum, 1992, 1995 in magnum, 1997, 2000 and 2003. As most of these years were very difficult harvests, guests were pleasantly pleased by how well each of the wines showed.

Below are some of the Twitter highlights surrounding the event:

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In October 2014, Primo Franco and his family hosted a similar tasting at their home in Valdobbiadene that featured Primo Franco vintages dating back to the 1980s.

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Nino Franco Vigneto Della Riva di San Floriano featured on Food & Wine

NNF V Della Riva San Floriano Bottle Featured in Food & Wine’s ‘Ultimate Holiday Guide’, Nino Franco Vigneto Della Riva Di San Floriano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG 2012 is recommended as a Prosecco worthy of New Year’s Eve.

“It’s appley and minerally, with loads more complexity than its price would suggest.”–LAWRENCE MARCUS

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Nino Franco Rustico featured on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”

NNF Rustico Bottle Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG is recommended by Food & Wine Wine Editor Ray Isle on today’s CNBC “Squawk Box”. As Ray shares his insight on the sparkling wine market, the “Squawk Box” crew toast to the New Year. To view the segment, please click here.

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Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG featured on Holly & Flora

Holly & Flora (the beautiful blog written by Sommelier Jayme Marie Henderson) posted today on pumpkin spice waffles and how to make a holiday wreath with a feature on Nino Franco Rustico!

“This is a leaner style Prosecco and is great if you don’t gravitate toward bread-like, biscuit-y sparkling wines.” –JAYME

Read the full review & learn how to make your own wreath here.

Image by Jayme Marie Henderson www.hollyandflora.com
Image by Jayme Marie Henderson http://www.hollyandflora.com
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Nino Franco Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

This non-vintage Prosecco is great as a refreshing aperitif, and also pairs well with pasta and risotto, fish and white meat dishes. The sparkling wine is made from 100 percent Glera, using grapes grown on hillside vineyards at high elevation.

COLOR: Pale straw-colored, bright
AROMA: Very fine, persistent, crisp, flowery and fruity.
TASTE: Refreshing and balanced. Apple and pear flavors that echo on the aftertaste.

Vintage: Non Vintage
Type: Sparkling
Grape Variety Used: 100% Glera
Appellation: Valdobbiadene
Alcohol: 11.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: Pressing, de-stemming, cooling of must and fermentation in steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Second fermentation in “cuve close.”

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Nino Franco Vigneto della Riva di San Floriano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

A vintage Prosecco, exclusively from the Riva di San Floriano vineyard, that matches perfectly with oysters and salty fishes, as well as with the local salame called “sopressa.” Nino Franco was founded in 1919 by Antonio Franco in Valdobbiadene. The winery is located at the foot of the Prealps, in the Venetian region and proud to be one of the oldest wineries in Valdobbiadene. Known for their Prosecco vine, the estate has been growing and evolving throughout four generations of producers. Antonio founded it, Nino expanded it, Primo improved international distribution and today, Silvia Franco is the future of the brand.

COLOR: Brilliant straw-colored, bright
AROMA: Very fruity (pear, apple, banana) and flower (wisteria). The perfumes, highly pronounced at the nose, become even more intense in the mouth.
TASTE: The taste shows a very long persistence which, added to good acidity, gives the wine elegance and structure.

Vintage: 2012
Type: Sparkling
Grape Variety Used: 100% Glera
Appellation: Valdobbiadene
Alcohol: 12.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: Sparkling wine obtained by the second fermentation in “cuve close”.

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Nino Franco Primo Franco Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

A vintage Prosecco from a parcel of a big vineyard located in Valdobbiadene. The parcel is always the same each year. Nino Franco was founded in 1919 by Antonio Franco in Valdobbiadene. The winery is located at the foot of the Prealps, in the Venetian region and proud to be one of the oldest wineries in Valdobbiadene. Known for their Prosecco vine, the estate has been growing and evolving throughout four generations of producers. Antonio founded it, Nino expanded it, Primo improved international distribution and today, Silvia Franco is the future of the brand.

COLOR: Pale, straw-colored, bright
AROMA: Intense and persistent, aromatic, fruity and balanced.
TASTE: Smooth and creamy with a nice core of ripe grape and apple flavors that gain complexity on the finish.

Vintage: 2012
Type: Sparkling
Grape Variety Used: 100% Glera
Appellation: Valdobbiadene
Alcohol: 10.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: Pressing, de-stemming, cooling of must and fermentation at a controlled temperature in “cuve close”.
Length/Type of Aging: 30 day stay in bottles in the cellar before release.

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Nino Franco Grave di Stecca Brut Sparkling

A very pleasant dry taste at the beginning, followed by a growing silky fruit bouquet. The grapes are sourced exclusively from ancient origin vineyard, named “Grave di Stecca,” a clos on the slopes of the Prealpi, just near the town center. The vineyard, exposed to the south and partly screened by a huge park, enjoys a particular micro-climate.

Nino Franco was founded in 1919 by Antonio Franco in Valdobbiadene. The winery is located at the foot of the Prealps, in the Venetian region and proud to be one of the oldest wineries in Valdobbiadene. Known for their Prosecco vine, the estate has been growing and evolving throughout four generations of producers. Antonio founded it, Nino expanded it, Primo improved international distribution and today, Silvia Franco is the future of the brand.

“The front label on the wine symbolizes not only the heart of the winery but the heart that quickly pounds when one does something passionately.”—Owner, Primo Franco

COLOR: Brilliant pale straw colored. Plenty of soft, fine bubbles.
AROMA: Delicious sage bouquet, with fresh fruit scents.
TASTE: A very pleasant dry taste at the beginning, followed by a growing silky fruit bouquet. Very good and long aftertaste.

Vintage: 2010
Type: Sparkling
Grape Variety Used: 100% Glera
Appellation: Valdobbiadene
Alcohol: 12.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: Obtained by the second fermentation in “cuve close”, charmat method.