We are pleased to announce that the editors of the Gambero Rosso 2015 Guide to the Wines of Italy have awarded the Nino Franco 2011 Grave di Stecca Brut “Tre Bicchieri” (Three Glasses, the guide’s top rating).
From the August 2013 issue of Wine & Spirits:
Nino Franco 2011 Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Faivé Rose Brut
More red than rosé, this has the dark flavor of pomegranate and a black, slightly rubbery edge. There’s something oddly refreshing in it, a quirky rosé to chill for the beach, to serve with grilled shellfish.
From the October 2014 issue of Wine Spectator:
Nino Franco Brut Valdobbiadene
Prosecco Superiore Vigneto della Riva di San Floriano 2012
An elegant version, with a fine mousse and fresh acidity, offering rich flavors of apple, pear, almond biscotti, honey, smoke and ginger, offset by a pretty note of lemon blossom that runs throughout. Drink now. 2,500 cases made.—Alison Napjus
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Once again this year, the editors of Food & Wine have featured one of Nino Franco’s wines in the magazine.
The Rustico, writes taste-making wine shop owner Jill Bernheimer (DomaineLA, Los Angeles) in the October issue, is a great bottle for a “perfect case of wine.”
“We tried a number of his wines,” writes New York-based Italian wine blogger, Susannah Gold, “including a Rosé calle Faivé and Grave di Stecca. Both were interesting and the Grave di Stecca a very elegant and special cuvée but it is the brut that I feel represents the area and the category most profoundly.”
THE CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
by Tom Stevenson, 08/14
The sparkling new ‘Oscars’ of the wine world
Nino Franco, 2013 Prosecco Valdobbiadene Primo Franco, Italy
Veneto, Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, Glera 100% , 27g/l RS.
Nino Franco, 2013 Prosecco Cartizze, Italy
Veneto, Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG, Glera 100% , 27g/l RS.
Nino Franco, NV Prosecco Valdobbiadene Brut, Italy
Veneto, Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, Glera 100%, 10g/l RS.
“With Grave di Stecca,” writes American wine writer Ed McCarthy for Glass of Bubbly, “Nino Franco reaches the quality level of a fine Champagne.”
“Nino Franco, one of the older Prosecco wineries, was founded in 1919 by Antonio Franco, grandfather of the current owner. It is located in the central part of the town of Valdobbiadene, a town large enough to have five hotels. Antonio’s son, Nino Franco, established the winery as one of the prime Prosecco producers. When Nino Franco’s son, Primo Franco, took over in 1982, quality rose to new heights. Primo Franco, an urbane man and great conversationalist, has traveled the world, visiting wine regions. He developed a special affinity for Champagne, an unusual passion for typically provincial Italian wine producers.”