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Vinous: 92 Points for Nino Franco Brut Grave di Stecca 2015

Eric Guido of Vinous awarded 92 points to Nino Franco Brut Grave di Stecca 2015.  “The 2015 Grave di Stecca Brut holds your attention firm with a seductive display of dried peaches and apricots complemented by candied ginger and a hint of tropical citrus. It starts out round and pliant,

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Vinous: 93 Points for Prosecco Superiore Primo Franco Valdobbiadene 2019

Eric Guido of Vinous awarded 93 points to Nino Franco Prosecco Superiore Primo Franco Valdobbiadene 2019.  “There’s a lot to like about the 2019 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Primo Franco, from its exotic, smoky, and sometimes even tropical perfumes, to the round textures where this perfectly balances both savory and sweet. The

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Vinous: 92 Points for Nino Franco Brut Grave di Stecca 2015

Eric Guido of Vinous awarded 92 points to Nino Franco Brut Grave di Stecca 2015.  “The 2015 Grave di Stecca Brut holds your attention firm with a seductive display of dried peaches and apricots complemented by candied ginger and a hint of tropical citrus. It starts out round and pliant,

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Vinous: 92 Points for Nino Franco Faive Brut Rosé 2019

Eric Guido of Vinous awarded 92 points to Nino Franco Faive Rosé Brut 2019.  “The 2019 Faìve Rosé Brut blends 80% Cabernet Sauvignon to 20% Merlot to create a zesty and characterful display of mineral-laced strawberries, hints of peach, roses and wet stone. It’s vibrant with a salty-savory persona, as

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Vinous: 89 Points for Nino Franco Prosecco Superiore Rustico Valdobbiadene

Eric Guido of Vinous awarded 89 points to Nino Franco Prosecco Superiore Rustico Valdobbiadene NV.  “The NV Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rustico shows a remarkably fresh and crisp bouquet full of floral-laced orchard fruits. It balances soothing textures with bright acids, minerals and ripe orchard fruits to create a pleasantly round

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VinePair: Best Wine Pairing For Your Game Day

VinePair Best Wine Pairings For Your Game Day A nice, round bubbly like the Blanc de Noirs from New Mexico-based Gruet family is the perfect match for the salty crunch of fried chicken, and a straightforward Prosecco like the Nino Franco Rustico will calm the heat of jalapeño poppers, a spicy guac, or even hot spinach

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Wine Enthusiast: 94 Points for Nino Franco 2017 Nodi Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore)

Wine Enthusiast: 94 Points for Nino Franco 2017 Nodi Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore) Review published 12/31/2019 by Wine Enthusiast   Nino Franco 2017 Nodi Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore)94 PointsEditors’ Choice    “Here is a Prosecco Superiore that shows depth and elegance as well the denomination’s hallmark freshness. It opens with delicate

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Wine Enthusiast: 95 Points for Nino Franco 2018 Vigneto della Riva di San Floriano (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore)

Wine Enthusiast: 95 Points for Nino Franco 2018 Vigneto della Riva di San Floriano (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore) Review published 12/31/2019 by Wine Enthusiast Nino Franco 2018 Vigneto della Riva di San Floriano (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore) 95 Points Editors’ Choice “An outstanding expression of one of the most celebrated vineyard sites in

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Nino Franco Rustico featured in Briscoe Bites

Briscoe Bites featured Nino Franco Rustico in the December 11, 2017 article Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco. “On the pour and into the glass, the Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco is a light, but bright straw-like yellow. Out of the glass comes complex aromas of brioche, crisp apples, and white petaled flowers. The palate is

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Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points for 2016 Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze

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

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Nino Franco featured in VinePair

  VinePair  featured Nino Franco in the November 2017 article POPPING OFF: THE MOST POPULAR PROSECCO BRANDS OF 2017. “Prosecco is the specialty of this family-owned winery that has been in the heart of the Veneto since 1919.” Click here to read the full article.   

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Hudson Valley Wine Goddess Impressed by Nino Franco Prosecco

Hudson Valley Wine Goddess featured Nino Franco in the October 6, 2017 article The Prosecco Ambassador – Primo Franco and the Nino Franco Brand. Writer Debbie Gioquindo said, “Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superior DOCG really opened my eyes to what a good Prosecco is. Rustico is a term connected to an old

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Dracaena Wines Gets Educated in Prosecco by Nino Franco

Dracaena Wines featured Nino Franco in the October 4, 2017 article Getting Educated on Prosecco by Nino Franco.  “Being one of the oldest wineries in Valdobbiadene, Nino Franco holds true to its tradition. A combination of old practices and adapting to new technologies has allowed three generations Antonio, Nino and Primo

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Always Ravenous Pairs Nino Franco Prosecco with Small Savory Plates

Always Ravenous featured Nino Franco in the September 30, 2017 article Prosecco Paired with Small Savory Plates.  Writer Jane Niemeyer said, “I paired the 2016 Primo Franco with a triple cream cheese, Gruyère, proscuitto, fresh figs, and Marcona almonds. The fresh acidity of the Prosecco was a nice contrast to the

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The Frosted Petticoat: “Prosecco Tower How-To with Nino Franco”

The Frosted Petticoat featured Nino Franco in the September 25, 2017 article Prosecco Tower How-To with Nino Franco. Writer Sam Temsah-Deniskin created a Prosecco tower with Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore and coupe glasses.  She writes, “Founded in 1919, Nino Franco is quite appropriately paired with the unofficial glass of

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Nino Franco Rustico featured in The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal featured Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore in the September 14, 2017 article 15 Great $15 Wines: For Oenophiles on a Budget.  Writer Lettie Teague said, “The popularity of Prosecco remains strong, and Nino Franco’s non-vintage is a reliable one. A very crisp, very dry, and relatively

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Nino Franco featured in Always Ravenous

The website Always Ravenous: Adventures in Food and Wine featured  Nino Franco Prosecco Rustico Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG and Nino Franco Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG in the September 12, 2017 article FETTUCCINE WITH ASPARAGUS, PEAS & SAFFRON AND PROSECCO. “I paired the Nino Franco Brut with Fettuccine with Asparagus, Peas, and

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Nino Franco Producer Primo Franco Quoted in Wine Spectator

Primo Franco is quoted in the August 28, 2017 Wine Spectator article Facing a Meager Harvest, Prosecco Winemakers Win Approval to Use Non-DOC Grapes by Alison Napjus. “It’s a way for the area to avoid price speculation and to meet market demand,” explained Primo Franco, of his family’s Nino Franco estate

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Nino Franco Rustico featured in The Daily Meal

The Daily Meal featured Nino Franco Rustico in the August 21, 2017 article Mixed Case: 12 Wonderful Wines from Around the Globe.  Writer Wanda Mann said, “Who says Prosecco can’t be fancy? Valdobbiadene produces some of Italy’s most superb Prosecco wines and Nino Franco is one of the oldest wineries in the

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The Drunken Cyclist Builds a Nino Franco Prosecco Tower

Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore Valdiobbiadene DOCG was featured in the August 16, 2017 The Drunken Cyclist article Building a Tower to Nino Franco.  “My adoration for Nino Franco was enhanced by my visit last Fall and I now seek out both their wines and Proseccos from other producers with a similar

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Nino Franco Grave di Stecca Brut 2010 featured in Forbes

Nino Franco Grave di Stecca Brut 2010 was featured in the August 15, 2017 Forbes article What to Drink Now: The Best White Wines of August. Contributor Katie Kelly Bell writes, “Yes, this is a pricey Prosecco but this bubbly is significantly more complex and decadent than any Prosecco I

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Food & Wine Praises 2015 Primo Franco Prosecco Superiore

2015 Nino Franco “Primo Franco” Superiore Dry was featured on FoodandWine.com in the March 28, 2017 article 7 High-End Proseccos to Try Now.  “Not many years ago, Prosecco was seldom seen outside northern Italy, and Nino Franco was one of the first to introduce it to the international market as

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iSanté: Nino Franco Brut a Favorite

Wine and food consultant Bernard Kenner writes on Prosecco on the iSanté blog and remarks: Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco DOCG Brut NV is one of my favorites; some extra time on the lees and very dry, it is more complex and sophisticated. See the full post here.

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Nino Franco Rustico: ‘The best bottle to bring to your party!’

When Melanie Stone of Business Insider decided to put together a list of the best sparkling wines to bring to your holiday parties, what better person to ask than Alison Napjus, senior editor at Wine Spectator? The challenge Alison faced was to recommend bubblies that are not only tasty, but also

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Brides Magazine Picks Nino Franco for the Shower

The February/March 2017 issue of Brides magazine includes the Brides Selects Awards for “Wedding-Worthy Wines” — crowd-pleasing wines that are ideal for celebrations. Nino Franco is selected for the shower:  Bridal Shower: Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore NV “From one of the best prosecco producers on the market today, this rustico’s stone

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90+ Scores in Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast checks in with two great reviews of Nino Franco wines in the December 2016 issue: 92 points: Nino Franco 2015 Vigneto della Riva di San Floriano Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore) “Enticing scents of ripe orchard fruit, aromatic herb and fragrant white spring flower take center stage on this

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Best Products: The 12 Best Bottles of Prosecco Under $20

For the holidays, Best Products picks the best 12 bottles of Prosecco under $20, and Prosecco Rustico Nino Franco makes the list: The bright and juicy taste of apples, peaches, and pears sings through this fragrant and delicate sparkling wine that is easy to drink either with food or on

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Inside Jersey: Here is the Best Prosecco

T.J. Foderaro writes on the 2011 Nino Franco Grave di Stecca Brut: It’s not often I taste a wine that I can unhesitatingly declare to be the best of its kind. But this vintage-dated sparkling wine from Italy’s Nino Franco winery is easily the best prosecco I’ve found…. Whereas most

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Coastal Living Has an Interesting Pairing

Wine with Halloween candy? Well, OK…. How to compete with candy corn’s waxy, saccharine spirit? Bubbles. And lots of them. The effervescence in a clean, elegant sparkling wine not only mellows candy corn’s over-the-top sweetness—it helps coax out the inherent creaminess in Halloween’s most divisive candy. This combo, dare we

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The Drunken Cyclist Tastes (and Loves) Nino Franco Prosecco

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

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Nino Franco Rustico Is “On the Money”

Food & Wine Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle was one CNBC’s On the Money program on July 29 to talk summer wines, and one of his five fresh, delicious and affordable picks was Nino Franco Rustico. Check out the segment here!

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Drink Me: ‘Nino Franco’s Refreshing Summer Cocktails’

Just in time for a celebratory three-day holiday weekend, Drink Me is featuring three summertime cocktails built around Nino Franco Prosecco. “The key components of Nino Franco not only make it a perfect aperitif or food pairing wine, but allow a range of thirst-quenching cocktails to be crafted,” writes Adrian

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Rustico: How a Prosecco Got Its Name

Why Rustico? The name for this important wine in the Nino Franco portfolio dates to its very beginning: In the 1970s, the first one was made doing a second fermentation in the bottle without disgorgement, or col fondo, literally “with sediment.” This somewhat cloudy wine was reminiscent of traditional, homemade wines enjoyed

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Summer Cocktail: Bali Sunset featuring Nino Franco Prosecco

Happy June! This #WineWednesday we’re highlighting a summer cocktail made from simple syrup, ginger, lime and Nino Franco Primo Franco Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, that was recently featured on the Frosted Petti Coat. Bali Sunset (serves 1) A pop of tropical delight paired perfectly with Nino Franco Prosecco. Ingredients Nino

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Nino Franco featured in Wine Spectator

Robert Camuto recently toured Prosecco-land to try and discover the best places to eat, where to stay and where to taste some of the most prized wines the region has to offer. In his comprehensive guide, published in the April 30 issue of Wine Spectator, Nino Franco is featured as

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Nino Franco is featured in Food & Wine Magazine

The Food & Wine kitchen is making Spicy Thai Shrimp & Pork Dip this month and pairing this zesty dish with what other than bubbles! Prosecco bubbles to be exact, from famed producer Nino Franco comes their flagship sparkling wine, the Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG. To get the recipe,

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Nino Franco Sponsors Italian Modern Art February Networking Event

CIMA will be holding their first 2016 gathering of the NYC Art History Fellows Network on February 1 and invite everyone to join! It’s a great opportunity to get to know colleagues from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, the Morgan Library & Museum, and many other institutions

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Antonio Galloni recommends Nino Franco Rustico for NYE on Forbes

Antonio Galloni shares his seven essential tips for serving Champagne on New Year’s Eve and provides his recommendations for the best sparkling wines to ring in 2016. Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG is one of Galloni’s top choices for those looking for a budget-friendly option. A few of

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Primo Franco Interview by Cynthia Sin-Yi Cheng of Find Your Craving

In January 2015 Primo Franco hosted a vertical tasting of Primo Franco Prosecco spanning 24 years from 1989 all the way through 2013 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of this special wine. Cynthia Sin-Yi Cheng of findyourcraving.com was one of the many distinguished guests and filmed a short interview with

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Nino Franco Scores 93 Points in Wine Enthusiast

Featured in the December issue of Wine Enthusiast, Nino Franco is highlighted with five 90+ scores including two 93-pt scores for the 2014 San Floriano and 2012 Grave di Stecca. 93 pts    Nino Franco Vigneto Della Riva Di San Floriano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG 2014 **Editor’s Choice This dazzling sparkler

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Nino Franco Scores 91+ Points by James Suckling

James Suckling recently released ratings for Nino Franco Prosecco with all wines receiving 91+ points: 93 pts    Nino Franco Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore Vigneto della Riva di San Floriano 2014 Extremely aromatic with honeysuckle, lemon, cream and peach character. Full body, soft and round texture. Beautiful fine bubbles. Long and

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Nino Franco Rustico Featured in Decanter as a Must-Try Prosecco

Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG is featured as a “must try” in Decanter with a 90-point score. “From one of Valdobbiadene’s oldest wineries, this tastes vital and fresh. The bright fruit flavours have good intensity and the bubbles are gently persistent, making it a great wine to go

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Nino Franco Rustico Served at Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Concert

Nino Franco Rustico samples were served to the sold-out crowd at Ravinia Music Festival held in June.  One of the season’s hottest shows, nearly 17,000 spectators were in attendance to see Tony Bennet & Lady Gaga for their Cheek to Cheek tour.  In addition, Nino Franco hosted a buyers night-out

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Nino Franco Continues to Sponsor The Center for Italian Modern Art

Nino Franco Prosecco, presented by Terlato Wines, has been a generous in-kind sponsor of the new Center for Italian Modern Art in Soho since its opening last February 2014. CIMA serves glasses of the delicious Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG at all of its receptions. The next reception will be

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Nino Franco Featured in Saveur Magazine

Nino Franco is featured in the July issue of Saveur Magazine as one of the best bubbles to add to your summer cocktail. Prosecco: It’s clean, light, fruit-forward flavors make prosecco the ideal candidate for mixing. To read more click here. This article will also appear in the July 2015

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Alan Tardi on Primo Franco’s Vintage Prosecco

“Last fall I attended an unusual tasting event at the Nino Franco winery in the town of Valdobbiadene. Trenta Brindisi al Prosecco Primo Franco celebrated thirty years of producing the company’s eponymous prosecco. The wine was something of a groundbreaker when it was first introduced in 1983 and, appropriately enough,

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Nino Franco Featured in Bloomberg News

Nino Franco Grave di Stecca is recommended in Bloomberg News by award-winning journalist Elin McCoy. Along with a beautiful bottle shot, Elin describes the 2010 Grave di Stecca as “dry, elegant, polished, and savory.” To read the full article, please click here.

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Nino Franco Invited to Participate in 2015 OperaWine

Nino 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,”

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Nino Franco Faìve Rosé Brut Featured on Forbes.com

Just 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

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

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 To read the full article,

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

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

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Wine & Spirits: 88 points for 2011 Faivé

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

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Wine Spectator: 88 points for Grave di Stecca 2010

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.

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90 points Wine Spectator for San Floriano 2012

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

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