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 & 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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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.
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- 5 Stars: 1
- 4 Stars: 12
- 3 Stars: 5
- 2 Stars: 3
- 1 Stars: 2
23 ratings, 12 with reviewsRachel 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.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.410/17/2013The king of prosecco ... which is the king of light summer whitesdebparr - Friendship, WI26/20/2013Will have to try this one again. I certainly did not agree with the 90 points it has been given. Lacks great aroma and felt harsh in the mouth. This one just wasn't up where I expected it to be, but I will give it another honest effort.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!412/31/2011312/29/2011212/1/2011Matthew 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.
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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