Our Score: 91
Salmon-coppery rose color, fine and persistent bubbles. A dry sparkling with scents of raspberry and wild red berries, notes of herbs and cyclamen flowers woven into a hint of toasted bread. On the palate it is round and fresh, with zest of citrus mixing with almonds and fruits again. It rivals a very good Champagne Rosé, at a much more affordable price.
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.
Grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Pairing: Great for an aperitif, and for lovers of bubbles a great brunch sparkling wine. Tuna tartare or salads with chicken, eggplant parmigiana, salmon with mayonnaise, eggs Benedict.
Appellation: Trento DOC, Italy