RISERVA DEL FONDATORE GIULIO FERRARI TRENTODOC

Ferrari

APPELLATION

Trentino

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Chardonnay

WINEMAKERS

Marcello Lunelli

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.15
Alcohol
12%

2006

92POINTS

Wine & Spirits
OCTOBER 2018
2005

92POINTS

Wine Spectator
OCTOBER 2017
BACKGROUND

Paradoxically, Italy’s most famous metodo classico sparkling wine was started with the desire to compete with the best French Champagnes. Giulio Ferrari, a Trentino native, started his venerable sparkling wine house in 1902, after studying winemaking in France. Convinced that his native region’s terroir was ideal for growing Chardonnay, he produced three of his now best-known cuvées – Ferrari Brut, Perlé and Giulio Ferrari – as blanc de blancs. This innovative approach quickly paid off. Ferrari wines consistently receive some of Italy’s top accolades, including being awarded Tre Bicchieri 22 years in a row.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

With its mountain viticulture (the Dolomites), Trentino is an area well-suited to the production of sparkling wines of great elegance and complexity. Large diurnal temperature range and high altitudes ensures high acidity and freshness in the grapes. With 300 acres of vineyards, Ferrari represents the largest estate in the Trentino region.

WINEMAKING

Giulio Ferrari is made using the traditional metodo classico. After a hand-harvest in September, the wine undergoes a gentle pressing and first fermentation in tanks. The wine is bottled and a second fermentation occurs with selected yeasts.

TASTING NOTES

Bright straw-yellow in color with a golden sheen. A highly delicate nose of rare intensity, in which the fruity aroma of the varietal and the scent of honey combined with a hint of vanilla and white chocolate, create a perfect harmony of fragrances. An elegant and balanced palate is offered, with a velvety, rich body; flavors of vanilla, acacia blossoms, honey and dry hay are combined with flowery scents; all ensuring that the wine has a noble and lingering finish.

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