Featured Wineries: Ferrari
More than 100 years ago, founder Giulio Ferrari, went to visit the Champagne region to buy from Bollinger for his own consumption. He discovered that Chardonnay grows so well in the chalky soil that is typical of both Champagne and the Trento mountains that he decided to plant Chardonnay and start producing his own sparkling wine with the same grape and the same method of Champagne (with a second fermentation in the bottle). His ambition was clear: to compete with the best French Champagne.
A century later, his successors, the Lunelli family, are leaders in the Italian production of Metodo Classico, and they recently transformed their farming practices in order to produce organic wine.
Ferrari Trento is now the 2021 official sparkling wine sponsor of the Formula 1 circuit.