PRIMO FRANCO, PROSECCO’S ICON
Primo Franco, third generation descendent of the prosecco house, Nino Franco, was finally in Singapore again after 12 years for a back vintage tasting of the Primo Franco Proseccos. Here’s what he has to say.
The first bottle of Primo Franco was a turning point for Prosecco. Before the early ’80s, the marketplace considered Prosecco a “Sweet” wine to be served only with desserts. Then in 1983, the first bottle of Primo Franco Prosecco, opened the way to think about Prosecco with the dignity of an adaptable spaprkling wine with great personality.
Pride and Joy. The Primo Franco was produced with grapes from a single vineyard. It was the first Prosecco to label the wine with the vintage and i decided to put my name on the label to show how serious we are. I have always been seen as a ‘renegade’.
Proudly Family Owned. My wife takes care of our bed and breakfast property and my daughter, Silvia, travels the world to take care of the global markets. She chose to continue the Nino Franco legacy.
Nino Franco was founded in 1919 by Antonio Franco in Valdobbiadene. The winery is located at the foot of the Prealps, in the Venetian region and proud to be one of the oldest wineries in Valdobbiadene. Known for their Prosecco vine, the estate has been growing and evolving throughout four generations of producers. Antonio founded it, Nino expanded it, Primo improved international distribution and today, Silvia Franco is the future of the brand.
Winery Website – http://www.ninofranco.it/en/