Wine Spectator 88 points - Open-knit and fresh, with citrusy acidity, this mixes strawberry, raspberry and plum fruit with notes of smoke and spice. An accessible version that can serve well as an aperitif. Drink now. 16,700 cases made.-AN
(May 31 2014)
The hills surrounding Trento, Italy; all between 1000 - 2000 ft above sea level with either south-eastern or south-western exposure.
|Wine maker notes
|Ferrari Rosé is made using the traditional metodo classico. After a hand-harvest in September, the wine undergoes a gentle pressing and macerates with the skins for a brief time to extract just the right amount of color. The first fermentation then occurs in tanks. The wine is then bottled and a second fermentation occurs with selected yeasts. The resulting wine is matured for 25-30 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.