3. Nino Franco


Primo Franco
Federica Frare

Via Garibaldi 147
IT - 31049 Valdobbiadene Treviso

+39 0423 972051

info@ninofranco.it
https://www.ninofranco.it/it/
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Certification:
Bio Agricert, SQNPI

Wine-growing region:
Veneto

Cantine Franco was founded in Valdobbiadene in 1919 by Antonio, who set out right from the start to make a quality product. With his son Nino, who carried on the tradition, the winery grew, consolidated and expanded.
But it was Primo, first with his father Nino and later alone, who modernised the winery. From the moment he entered the winery, after earning his diploma at the Conegliano Veneto school of enology, Primo focused his work on a precise quality model he had got to know during his travels and study. At the beginning of the 90s, convinced that you need to control production right from the origins to obtain a good wine, Primo took over the running of a vineyard where he experimented with new planting techniques and the use of old clones. Meanwhile he continued his close collaboration with local producers, to develop his idea of promoting this grape.
Primo is supported by his wife Annalisa, who devotes almost all her time to Villa Barberina, and by his daughter Silvia in production, strategy and sales.

NV Rustico

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg
Glera
Sparkling

Coming from the middle elevation hills of the classic area of Prosecco, Rustico is how we make ourselves known. It is one of Nino Franco's historic wines, produced since the 1970s, and was initially a Prosecco «aged on its lees» before becoming a Charmat Method sparkling wine in 1979. Its freshness and drinkability combine with an excellent floral bouquet. An outstanding aperitif and an ideal pairing to delicate appetizers.

NV Nino Franco Brut

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg
Glera
Sparkling

Nino Franco Brut exclusively comes from grapes grown on high hills in the historical Prosecco production area. This elegant cuvée is dedicated to Giovanni Franco, known as Nino, son of the winery’s founder, Antonio: creamy, with fine and persistent bubbles, as well as an incredible savory note.

2020 Nodi

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg
Glera
Sparkling

«Nodi» refers to the knots of the vine stocks that yield this single-vineyard Prosecco. With more than a hundred years of age and belonging to clones that have long been planted, these stocks are now propagated directly in the vineyard through grafting. The name also refers to the «knots» of the wind that constantly caresses the rows. A very elegant, velvety and characteristic Prosecco that is tightly linked to the noblest and gentlest expression of Glera.

2022 Prosecco Primo Franco

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg
Glera
Sparkling

The producer’s first signature wine, the first Prosecco with the vintage on the label (1983), sealed with a brace and not a muselet. A surprising, authorial and intimate sparkling wine that has revolutionized the history of Prosecco.

Tòr Löwengang
Winter garden


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