Nino Franco, Grave di Stecca Brut, Valdobbiadene 2009

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Delicate, refined nose with intriguing complexity. Floral, with distinctive lemon peel and pear. Soft, round palate with excellent development and a long finish of green pears and almonds, with a touch of saltiness at the very end.
Price: £24.46 The Sussex Wine Co
Drink: 2012
Alc: 11.5%