Straightforward with an elegant edge, this is a refreshing, versatile Prosecco fantastic on its own or with appetizers, or even light risotto and pasta dishes. [One of my favourite Prosecco!]
Estate: Antonio Franco founded Nino Franco in 1919. He named the estate located in Valdobbiadene, at the foot of the Prealps in the Veneto region of northern Italy “Cantine Franco”. Headed by Primo Franco [the 3rd generation], the estate has expanded over the years and today the winery is one of the oldest in Valdobbiadene. Known not only for his “high quality and delicious wines” but also for his charm, spontaneity and open mind, Primo Franco was one of the “first pioneers” to export Prosecco internationally.
Winemaking: Grapes were sourced from hillside vineyards at medium to high altitudes. Fermented in stainless steel, second fermentation in “cuve close”. [Tank fermentation or Charmat Method]
Tasting Notes: Light gold in colour with aromas of apple, fresh bread and floral hints. Creamy lemon and clean minerals joined steady, delicate bubbles that culminated in a crisp, dry finish.
Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene
Bottled by Nino Franco
Rated 90 points by The Wine Advocate