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The Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene Proclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site

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After a ten-year nomination process, on July 7, 2019 the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic winemaking region in north-eastern Italy is the 55th Italian site to be recognized with this prestigious designation. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to “encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.”

The Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene landscape is the 10th site in the world to be registered under the category of “cultural landscape.” The other sites in this category include Langhe Roero and Monferrato (Italy), Champagne (France), and Tokaj (Hungary). These evolutionary cultural landscape sites show the vital and constantly evolving interaction between man and the environment.

The producers of the Consortium of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG, including Nino Franco, were the driving force behind the region being recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For more information, please visit the websites of UNESCO and the Consortium of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG

 

Wine Spectator: 91 Points for Nino Franco Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Vigneto della Riva di San Floriano 2017

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From the March 31, 2019 issue of  Wine Spectator: 

Nino Franco Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Vigneto della Riva di San Floriano 2017
91 POINTS

” A rich and creamy Prosecco, enlivened by a firm backbone of juicy acidity, this offers a fine range of baked apricot, pastry cream, almond biscotti, and spiced orange flavors that linger in the mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2022.”

 

Wine Spectator: 90 Points for Nino Franco Brut Rosé Vino Spumante Faìve 2016

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From the March 31, 2019 issue of  Wine Spectator: 

Nino Franco Brut Rosé Vino Spumante Faìve 2016
90 POINTS

” Peach and blood orange granita flavors are layered with pastry cream and biscuit notes in this well-balanced rosé, with a fine and creamy mousse. Floral and spice accents linger on the juicy finish. Drink now through 2021.”

 

Wine Enthusiast: 89 Points for Nino Franco NV Rustico Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore)

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From the December 2017 issue of Wine Enthusiast:

Nino Franco NV Rustico Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore)
89 POINTS

Silky and fresh, this bright sparkler delivers aromas and flavors of ripe apple, Bartlett pear and creamy white peach. Tangy acidity and a foaming perlage provide the polished backdrop.

Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points for 2016 Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze

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From the December 2017 issue of Wine Enthusiast:

Nino Franco 2016 Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze
92 POINTS

Creamy and delicious, this elegant off-dry sparkler doles out layers of sweet white peach, yellow apple, pear and a tangy note of candied lemon drop. A silky perlage gives it a smooth polished texture while bright acidity lifts the rich flavors.

Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points for Nino Franco NV Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore)

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From the December 2017 issue of Wine Enthusiast:

Nino Franco NV Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore)
92 POINTS 

Heady aromas of white spring flower and mature apple carry through to the creamy palate along with ripe pear and citrus notes. It’s balanced, with vibrant acidity and an elegant perlage that lead into the dry, refreshing finish.

Wine Enthusiast: 93 Points for 2016 Vigneto della Riva di San Floriano Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore)

 

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From the December 2017 issue of Wine Enthusiast:

Nino Franco 2016 Vigneto della Riva di San Floriano Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore)
93 POINTS – Editors’ Choice

Citrus, apple, crushed herb and wild flower aromas take center stage on this elegant sparkler. It’s bright and silky, with savory Bartlett pear, nectarine zest and hints of thyme balanced by a creamy mousse and vibrant acidity. Thanks to its depth of flavors, finesse and crisp dry finish, it beautifully demonstrates Prosecco’s serious side.

 

Wine Enthusiast: 93 Points for 2015 Nodi Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore)

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From the December 2017 issue of Wine Enthusiast:

Nino Franco 2015 Nodi Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore)
93 POINTS

“Delicate, compelling aromas of ripe pear, lily of the valley and pressed acacia flower mingle with a whiff of aromatic herbs. The smooth, silky palate delivers yellow apple and white peach alongside a creamy mousse and fresh acidity. A lovely sparker of pedigree and finesse. “- Kerin O’Keefe.

Wine Spectator: 89 Points for 2015 Nodi Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore

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From the August 31, 2017 issue of Wine Spectator: 

Nino Franco 2015 Nodi Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore
89 POINTS

“Lightly floral and aromatic, this lacy Prosecco features a hint of petrol underscoring the flavors of poached pear and lemon preserves. Fresh and well-cut on the lingering finish.”  – Alison Napjus

Robert Parker Wine Advocate: 88 Points for 2012 Grave di Stecca Brut

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From the August 31, 2017 issue of Robert Parker Wine Advocate 

Nino Franco 2012 Grave di Stecca Brut
88 POINTS

“The 2012 Grave di Stecca Brut is a luminous and beautifully transparent sparkling wine packaged in a clear glass bottle. This wine just begs for a hot summer afternoon on the terrace. It is a refreshing sparkling wine in both spirit and substance. The bouquet is dry and mild in aromatic intensity with citrus and dried mineral. What it lacks in exuberance it makes for in streamlined elegance.” – Monica Larner