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Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri for 2011 Grave di Stecca Brut

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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).

Wine & Spirits: 88 points for 2011 Faivé

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From the August 2013 issue of Wine & Spirits:

Nino Franco 2011 Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Faivé Rose Brut
88 points

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.

Wine Spectator: 88 points for Grave di Stecca 2010

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From the June 2014 issue of Wine Spectator:

Nino Franco Brut Vino Spumante Grave di Stecca 2010
88 points

There’s good verve to this lithe sparkler, which carries expressive floral, ripe apricot, mandarin orange and briny mineral notes on a light-bodied, silk-textured palate.—Alison Napjus.

90 points Wine Spectator for San Floriano 2012

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From the October 2014 issue of Wine Spectator:

Nino Franco Brut Valdobbiadene
Prosecco Superiore Vigneto della Riva di San Floriano 2012
88 points

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

Nino Franco takes home gold at Sparkling Wine Championship

THE CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
by Tom Stevenson, 08/14

The sparkling new ‘Oscars’ of the wine world

GOLD MEDAL

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.

SILVER MEDAL

Nino Franco, NV Prosecco Valdobbiadene Brut, Italy
Veneto, Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, Glera 100%, 10g/l RS.

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90 points Wine & Spirits for 2012 San Floriano

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From the August 2013 issue of Wine & Spirits:

Nino Franco Riva di San Floriano 2012
90 points

Savory scents of wheat germ and peppery spice balance this wine’s pineapple richness, all held in a lean frame. It ends firm, with dark earth tones adding a pleasant touch of bitterness. Serve it with prosciutto.—Joshua Green