Producer Nino Franco has attracted a cult following with his sleek, bone dry Prosecco's from the superior Valdobbiadene subregion. It offers near-Champagne-like power and penetration, at less than half the price of French Champagne. This makes it an excellent value, even though it sells at the higher end of the Prosecco price scale.
Although this sparkling wines is from Spain, the French-sounding name gives it style away. It is an elegant-style Spanish Cava made according to the traditional French "Méthode Champenoise," whereby fermentation takes place in the bottle, rather than in large tanks. Pale yellow with golden highlights, this offers fine and persistent bubbles, along with good acidity and balance. Subtle mature notes at the finish nicely highlight the fresh, floral and yellow fruit flavors.