Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

Nino Franco

Pronunciation
ROOS-teek-oh
Year
Non Vintage
Type
Sparkling
Winery
Nino Franco
Region
Veneto
Oenologist
Primo Franco

Overview

This refreshing lightly sparkling white wine is obtained from 100% Prosecco grapes grown in the Valdobbiadene hills in the Veneto, about an hour north of Venice. Its easy drinking style makes it a favourite sparkler for parties and receptions. It is also a great apertivo as it enhances the appetite and is thus a nice pre-dinner wine. In Venice it is the happy hour favourite and the Venetians belly up to the bar for glasses of this as a civilized daily ritual.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Prosecco
Vinification
Pressing, destemming, cooling of must and fermentation in steel tanks at controlled temperature. Second fermentation in ”cuve close” technique
Aging
2 months in the bottle before release to the market.
Alcohol
12.5%
| Appearance
Straw-coloured with bright reflections.
| Aroma
Very fine, persistent, pleasant and crisp, with an element of golden apple.
| Taste
Creamy, refreshing and balanced with a slightly sweet finish.
| Serving Suggestions
As an aperitif or with shrimp hors-d’oeuvres and risotto.

Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

Suggested Retail:
$23.00
CSPC#:
584979
Available Sizes:
750ml
1500ml
Bottles Per Case:
12

Reviews

Wine Advocate Issue 178 08.31.08 - Robert Parker

89 Points. Nino Franco’s Prosecco Rustico offers up classic notes of white peaches, flowers and spices. This medium-bodied sparkling wine possesses excellent persistence and a clean finish. This is just about as good as Prosecco gets at non-vintage level.