#1 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2019 Nino Franco's non-vintage sparkling Rustico Prosecco is unquestionably the world's finest value in a high quality, Champagne look-alike. The non-vintage, light-bodied Prosecco di Valdobiaddene Rustico offers gorgeously elegant, fresh, lively fruit, notes of bread dough and citrus, and persistent effervescence. 94 Points Wine Enthusiast "Editors' Choice": "Aromas of white spring flower, Bartlett pear and citrus waft out of the glass. The racy, refreshing palate is full of energy, offering crisp yellow-apple, lemon drop and orange zest flavors balanced by vibrant acidity. A perlage of small, refined and continuous bubbles provides the silky backdrop." 92 Points James Suckling: "A delicious and fresh Prosecco that is dry and clean with subtle lemon and fennel notes and some spicy pears. Medium body. Fine bubbles and a fruity finish." Antonio Franco founded the “Cantine Franco” winery in Valdobbiadene in 1919. It is one of the oldest winery’s in Valdobbiadene, located in the center of town, close to the countryside and the vineyards. The steepest hills with the best soils and exposition, Valdobbiadene (also called Conegliano Valdobbiadene) is the historic area covering 15 municipalities between the two villages of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. Collectively it is recognized as the Prosecco Superiore DOCG. This very small area—only 7,000 hectares—of extreme terrain is in the heart of the larger Prosecco zone.
Very clean and crisp. Fruit forward with lots of apple. Lemon and Vanilla notes with nice accents of mineral and chalk. Great pallet cleanser.
Very clean and crisp. Fruit forward with lots of apple. Lemon and Vanilla notes with nice accents of mineral and chalk. Great pallet cleanser.9.1