Wine of the Week – Ferrari Riserva Lunelli 2006, Metodo Classico Trento, DOC

Ferrari, Italy’s leading sparkling wine, was honored at the Producer of the Year at the 2015 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships 2015. Making wine in the northern region of Italy’s Trentino for more than a century, this winemaker’s Blanc de Blanc wines are produced exclusively from 100 percent Chardonnay grapes that are cultivated in the foothills of the Alps.

Family owned, Ferrari is led today by Marcello Lunelli. This wine displays great structure and elegance. A Blanc de Blanc, it is sourced from family vineyards that surround the historic Villa Margon. It’s aged in Austrian oak casks and has a deep yellow color with gold highlights. There are aromas of smoke, ash, and Meyer lemon, among others, and a palate of pear, apple, clove and lemon curd as well. The wine is aged for seven years on the lees. It is 12.5% ABV and has a suggested retail price of $56.  Learn more at www.ferraritrento.it These wines are proof that champagne is not just for Christmas/New Year’s! We have to celebrate our lives regularly – these sparklers make those celebrations more delightful.

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