Our Score: 90
An extremely versatile sparkling wine with a straw-yellow color and a straightforward nose of citrus, golden apples, and bread crust. On the palate, it is harmonious yet fresh and crisp, with a finish of ripe fruit and lemon zest.
About Ferrari: More than 100 years ago, the 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). The ambition was clear: to compete with the best French Champagne. A century later, his successors, the Lunelli brothers and sister, are leaders in the Italian production of Metodo Classico, and they recently transformed their farming practices to be organic.
Pairing: An all-purpose sparkling: I like it as an aperitif or with everyday light meals, like salads, seafood, smoked salmon, pizza.
Appellation: Trento Doc, Italy