Nino Franco Rustico, Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG, Italy NV 750ML ($17.95) Buy Now: $14 special
Case-12 Nino Franco Rustico, Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG, Italy NV 750ML ($179.95) Buy Now: $149 special (that’s only $12.42/bottle!)
This sparkler hails from the most revered region for Prosecco: the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene. The DOCG distinction is reserved for the highest quality of Prosecco wines made near the town of Valdobbiandene. The winery was founded in 1919 by Antonio Franco and is today run by the third generation of the family, Primo Franco, and fourth generation, Silvia Franco. Primo was the driving force behind exporting his Prosecco to the US – and the winery was one of the first to do so. The Rustico is dry and has classic aromas of white flowers and citrus zest with soft, persistent bubbles. It makes an excellent pairing with light appetizers, cheeses or cured meats. It is 100% Glera grapes grown along the foot of the Prealps on medium to high altitude hillside vineyards.