Color: Straw yellow with slight green reflections
Aroma: Fresh and lasting, with significant overtones of ripe golden apples, wild flowers and a
subtle and delicate fragrance of yeast
Taste: Clean and balanced, with a slight and pleasant finish of ripe fruit and a hint of bread-cru
Wine Spectator 88 points - Fresh and lively, this open-knit version features expressive flavors of tangerine and pineapple fruit, with hints of smoke and ground spice. Drink now through 2017. 220,000 cases made.-AN
(May 31 2014)
Wine Advocate 89 points - Made with Chardonnay grapes, the non-vintage Trento Brut is loaded tight with pretty mineral tones, ripe apricot and yeasty overtones. The bouquet shows smoke and campfire ash with limestone shards and spice. This bright sparkler is easy and light, but also full of life. The perlage is silky and persistent. (Oct 2014)
Wine Advocate 87 points - Ferrari?s NV Brut Metodo Classico is often one of best methode Champenoise wines in northern Italy, but this particular bottle comes across as heavy and plodding, with little of the sheer verve of the best versions. This is Lot L0022/22, disgorged 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. (Aug 2010)
Communes of Val di Cembra and Valle dei Laghi in the province of Trento, Italy: all between 1000 - 2300 ft above sea level with either south-eastern or south-western exposure.
|Wine maker notes
|Ferrari Brut 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 then bottled and a second fermentation occurs with selected yeasts. The resulting wine is matured at least 24 months on the lees, with a gradual turning of the bottle upside-down (rémuage). Sediment is removed through disgorgement. The final touch is the addition of the "liqueur d’expedition” (a tiny dose of sugar) and selected wines (the recipe for which remains a closely guarded Ferrari secret).
|A sparkling wine of pronounced finesse. Perfect served as an aperitif or with lighter dishes, especially seafood.
|Ferrari was born over a century ago in 1902 through the efforts of Giulio Ferrari. After his studies in France, Ferrari returned to Trentino, Italy and planted Chardonnay, which no one had done before. Ferrari was convinced that through the combination of Trentino terroir, the innovative use of Chardonnay and the use of the traditional “metodo classico”, he could make world-class sparkling wines. By 1906, the awards started to roll in and Ferrari was well on its way to producing what would shortly become the most famous sparkling wine in all of Italy. In 1952, Giulio Ferrari, not having any children, chose Bruno Lunelli, a friend and local merchant as successor for his beloved business. Today the third generation of the Lunelli family is at the helm and the winery could not be in better hands as it continues to be a perennial Tre Bicchieri winner.