of the Nino Franco photo contest
, sponsored exclusively for Plate to Page Ireland participants by Nino Franco, winemakers from Valdobbiadene, Italy. The brief was simple – provide a photo showcasing Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore DOCG
to best effect, as well as a title and an artist’s statement of intent.
In total, 9 entries were submitted to the judging panel, which consisted of:
• The Franco Family, Italy
• Dacotah Renneau, UK Media for Nino Franco
The overall winner and their partner are invited to spend two nights at the luxury Villa Barberina
in the heart of the Nino Franco Prosecco walled vineyard in the town centre of Valdobbiadene, Veneto, Italy. In addition to the V & B (Villa & Breakfast) a private wine tasting at the Nino Franco winery will enhance the experience.
The standard of the entries was high, and judges were able to make their final selection by looking at both the technical excellence of the photo, as well as the prominence of the brand identity and appropriateness of the title and artistic statement. So after much discussion, debate and deliberation, a winner was finally chosen – and here it is:
Golden, persistent and crisp. Created by three generations of wine producers from Valdobbiadene, in the Venetian region of time-honored Italy, and protected by the sparkling ice formations of the Dolomites.
This is how I envision Nino Franco Rustico: a mineral and sunny treasured Prosecco wine, enlivened by the ancestral fruity flavors of the Glera grapes and hidden from the lust of others.