Inspired by the example of Champagne and informed by his winemaking studies in Montpellier, Giulio Ferrari’s vision for the products which bear his name was unstinting: to make the finest Metodo Classico sparkling wines in Italy. A bold pledge in 1902, but to this day, the wines of Ferrari remain true to their original creator, persisting through the arrival of the Lunelli family as owners of the business in 1952. It’s an approach that has persisted through two more generations, with Gino, Franco and Mauro entering the business in 1969, and Bruno’s grandchildren, Matteo, Camilla and Marcello, following suit in 2005. This consistent philosophy has turned Giulio’s dream into reality, with Ferrari today acknowledged as the finest sparkling wine producer in the country.
A vintage Rosé obtained from a blend of 80% Pinot Nero (vinified as a rosé) and 20% Chardonnay, grown in vineyards owned by the Lunelli family on the high hillside slopes of Trentino. After a lengthy maturation in the bottle, it is characterized by a delicate old rose colour, an intense bouquet with dominant notes of berry fruits, and an elegant, velvety flavour.
The Ferrari Perlé Rosé 2010 has a brilliant hue with tones that vary between salmon pink and old gold acts as a prelude to an intense, inviting and complex nose in which one finds notes of redcurrants, face powder, caramel and candied orange peel. The entry on the palate is well-balanced, characterised by excellent length and refined personality. The wine’s flavour is full-bodied and mouth-filling. On the finish it offers marked sensations of freshly-baked bread, accompanied by an attractive tanginess and a persistent, aromatically fruity note.