Nino Franco "Rustico" Prosecco di Valdobbiadene ($13.99)
This transparent, pale straw-color wine shows glints of gold against the light. It pours up with a foamy froth that drops back quickly, leaving a very persistent bubble stream. Attractive scents mingle citrus and a hint of apple. It's clean and in flavor, snappy lemon-lime with a creamy, carbonated mouthfeel and very long finish. Very slight residual sweetness is concealed by the carbonation, leaving a flavor impression that's bone-dry. US Importer: Vin DiVino Ltd., Chicago. (Mar 13, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: It made a fine match with a simple dinner salad in a light vinaigrette, topped with thin slices of Veneto salami and a cross-cultural but delicious scoop of pimento cheese.



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