Rive di San Floriano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

Nino Franco

Pronunciation
pro sek o ree-vay dee san flor ee ano
Year
Current
Type
Sparkling
Winery
Nino Franco
Region
Veneto
Oenologist
Primo Franco

Overview

Franco's winery was born here eighty years ago. Its founder Antonio set his sights on good quality production. Under his son Nino the winery remained focused on quality and it expanded its operations and markets. But it is Primo, the third generation proprietor, who has brought the winery to the forefront of today’s Prosecco market. A few comments from Primo Franco himself: from the Rive di San Floriano grapes we produce our top single vineyard Prosecco. This vineyard has an exceptional exposure and produces fruit of the utmost quality. This wine can be considered to be Valdobbiadene’s finest Prosecco.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Prosecco exclusively from the San Floriano vineyard.
Vinification
Sparkling wine obtained by second fermentation in “cuve close”.
Aging
Several months in the bottle before release to the market.
Alcohol
12.5%
| Appearance
Pale, straw-coloured, bright.
| Aroma
Fruity showing pear, golden delicious apple, with floral and bread dough notes
| Taste
The perfumes, highly pronounced at the nose, become even more intense in the mouth. The taste shows a satisfying long finish
| Serving Suggestions
Very good as an aperitif served with light palate pleasers and also with pizzetti and risotto featuring shrimp or peas and radicchio.

Rive di San Floriano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

Suggested Retail:
$33.00
CSPC#:
712223
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker -91 points

The 2007 Prosecco Brut Rive di San Floriano has just 10 grams of residual sugar per liter, which gives it a taut, focused personality that sits on a razor’s edge of minerality. The wine offers a touch more focus and power than the Primo Franco, with fruit and energy to spare. Readers who think Prosecco can’t be a serious drink should check out this terrific wine.

eRobertParker.com - Antonio Galloni -91 points

The 2008 Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Rive di San Floriano is sinewy, powerful and incredibly structured, with tons of bright, penetrating minerality. Smoke, ash, minerals and white peaches linger on the dry finish. The San Floriano is a serious wine best enjoyed with food rather than as an aperitif. It is the Salon of Prosecco. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2011. Nino Franco makes some of the finest Proseccos readers are likely to encounter. These wines are loaded with tons of personality, something that has become increasingly hard to find with the huge boom in production levels the region has seen.