RISERVA LUNELLI TRENTODOC

Ferrari

APPELLATION

TrentoDOC

WINEMAKERS

Marcello Lunelli

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
12.5%

2008

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2010

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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

Vineyards owned by the Lunelli family, on the slopes of the mountains of Trentino. A strict selection of only Chardonnay grapes, picked by hand.

AGING

A minimum of 7 years on the yeasts.

TASTING NOTES

Deep yellow, with pale golden highlights. The perlage is extremely fine and persistent. On the nose, fruity and rich, with complex aromas and a broad, enveloping structure. Its period of ageing in large Austrian oak casks gives it a varied rainbow of sensations that win you over with their originality. Multi-faceted in its expressiveness, it offers a perfect balance of varietal sensations, of toasty yeastiness and spices. The maturation in oak sives added harmony and richness. The finish displays great intensity and persistence.

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Ferrari Portfolio

BRUT TRENTODOC
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BRUT ROSÉ TRENTODOC
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PERLÉ TRENTODOC
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PERLÉ ROSÉ TRENTODOC
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PERLÉ NERO TRENTODOC
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RISERVA DEL FONDATORE GIULIO FERRARI TRENTODOC
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RISERVA DEL FONDATORE GIULIO FERRARI ROSÉ TRENTODOC
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RISERVA LUNELLI TRENTODOC
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