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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer NINO FRANCO
This is one of 68 items (125 releases) that was not going to be presented for evaluation under new LCBO policies. A REPEAT that last appeared in Vintages (**+) on December 8, 2018 at $23.95 and was Recommended. Here is my previous note: Extremely pale straw colour. Slightly honeyed, ripe melon-apple nose. Fairly dry, very pleasant, slightly spicy, honeyed, medium-light bodied, ripe lemon-apple-pear flavours with a lingering, crisp, unoaked finish. Ready-to-drink and gently effervescent. Has 11% alcohol and 10 g/L residual sugar with lot number L18198 on the back label. CSPC 349662
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Car Vin
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Rating **+(89 points)
Not Permitted to Taste By LCBO
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Foaming, vibrant and loaded with finesse, this radiant sparkler opens with delicate but enticing scents of fragrant spring blossom and white stone fruit. The dry elegant palate delivers Granny Smith apple, Bartlett pear and white almond alongside bright acidity and tiny, continuous bubbles. This is [a] gorgeous offering, and one that nicely shows the incredible potential of the Valdobbiadene hills. Editors' Choice. Score - 94 (Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 31, 2019) Price $ 23.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 4, 2020
Cases bought 349 (12 bottles per case)

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