Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco
Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Veneto, Italy
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.
The Wine Advocate - "Tasted at the Gambero Rosso showcase in London. This has a very clean, but also very subtle nose with touches of greengage and white peach. The palate has lovely balance, an utterly seductive leesy/creamy texture and a smooth finish that leave the palate refreshed and wanting more."
Wine Enthusiast - "This luminous sparkler opens with aromas of jasmine, orange blossom and white peach. The crisp, refreshing palate doles out green apple, Bartlett pear and white almond alongside vibrant acidity and a silky mousse."
Wine & Spirits - "The golden color and peach nectar scent predict this to be rich, but a potent, nutty savor keeps it balanced. It finishes clean, tight and grippy - a mouthwatering aperitif."
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Nino Franco Winery
Established in 1919, the Nino Franco winery is one of the founding families of Prosecco and has played a key role in making the classic bubbly of Venice, Italy one of the most popular sparkling wines in the U.S. today. The classic Nino Franco style celebrates freshness and food-friendliness, making the wines ideal for pairing with a wide variety of dishes – and any special occasion. View all Nino Franco Wines
About VenetoView a map of Veneto wineries (vey-NEH-toe)
Notable FactsThe wine of Soave is most common white wine made here. Occasionally you can find an exceptional Soave, but for the most part the wine is easy-drinking and refreshingly pleasant. For the reds, the most popular are Amarone and Valpolicella – both made primarily from the good structured Corvina grape. While Amarone is always made in the recioto method (drying out the grapes to intensify the flavor), Valpolicella has a few different levels. Amarone is made from very ripe grapes, which are then dried and then pressed, producing an opulent, concentrated, full-bodied wine that has a distinctive and powerful taste that stays with you. Not for the lighter fare meal, this wine is almost port-like and delicious with cheese and/or dessert. Valpolicella can also be made in the recioto method, but it's more often found in a dry style – the wine goes up in rank, from Valpolicella to Valpolicella Classico to Valpolicella Classico Superiore. And finally, the bubbly of Veneto – Prosecco. Made from the same-named grape, Prosecco is less fizzy than Champagne and occasionally has a slight sweetness. It's absolutely delicious as a value aperitif.
A little ditty about Italy...This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
For regions, the most popular are Tuscany (home of Chianti), Piedmont and the Tre-Venezie, which includes Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli. Other communes of note are in Southern Italy, and a few good wines are made elsewhere in the country. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily are members of the Italian winemaking community as well.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review43.8 out of 5 stars
35 ratings, 12 with reviews410/17/2013The king of prosecco ... which is the king of light summer whites412/31/2011Rachel Mercer - Prosser, WA45/23/2010This is NOT Champagne. Good prosecco should be fresh, fruity, bubbly and fun. This one is one of my favorites; tends to be cleaner and more refreshing than some sweeter-style proseccos, with really tight bubbles, which is uncommon amongst the majority of proseccos. Best enjoyed before dinner, on a warm day with friends, or during a picnic lunch.Mike - Oakland, CA43/1/2016Sutty - Pittstown, NJ512/30/2015512/3/2015Tasty, crisp, and bubbly. Love it. And love serving this at parties and even just as an apertif before dinner.Henncoop3 - Brookside, NJ48/2/2014412/7/2013An every day favorite for bubbles. Light, crispy, mildly fruity. During the summer, I add berries to the glass for an extra treat. I definitely recommend this prosecco.Ruth Ann - Philadelphia, PA13/17/2013Not to my liking at all312/8/201232/11/201238/7/2012dennis Sievers - Highland, IL44/5/2012Lars Christensen - Lubbock, TX11/23/201142/1/201251/19/2012Iam not a expert on wine but it was wonderful not too bitter and not too sweet!312/29/2011212/1/2011Matthew Miller - Newark, DE48/14/201123/13/2010I was unimpressed by this champagne. It did not have any memorable flavors.412/3/2009Some liked this better than the Roederer Estate we ordered at the same time. Not me, but this was pretty good and less than half the cost.Wigner's Friend - Cambridge, MA31/6/2010A slight bitterness and not much interest, not as refreshing as it could be, generally a bit dull, though not terrible for the price41/1/2010Well-balanced; nice mineral flavors412/3/2009...^^^ I meant Roederer non-vintage from Champagne, not the "Estate"Sara Knisely - Metairie, LA412/31/2009I actually am toasting with this wine on New years eve. It is affordable, pleasant and a delight to drink.