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Ferrari Perlé Zero, the essence of a mountain Chardonnay

Ferrari Perlé Zero, the essence of a mountain Chardonnay

Cantine Ferrari presents a new Trentodoc Perlé. It is called “Zero” because its flavour isn’t softened by the addition of so-called liqueur d’expedition, which means it has zero dosage. According to the Lunelli family, however, the real aim of this Traditional Method sparkling wine is to interpret the essence of an unusual Chardonnay, the mountain Chardonnay, in all its purity and in order to make it the most authentic expression of the variety. It is the first time that the characterisation of a variety has been laid claim to not for its clonal origin, but for the environment it is grown in. The most important innovation for Perlé Zero, however, is what it brings to the concept of Cuvée.

 

Mauro Lunelli, Beniamino Garofalo (general director), Matteo, Marcello, Alessandro and Camilla Lunelli

 

Wood, glass and steel for a unique sparkling wine

The new Perlé Zero Cuvée 10 is made up of a blend of three vintages of Chardonnay: 2006, 2008 and . The first is aged in wood, “which adds structure and richness of taste,” as Lunelli explains. The second is aged in glass, “which lets it achieve depth and expressivity”. The third is stored in steel “which enhances the expression of the fruit and the aromatic elegance of Chardonnay”. They were assembled and bottled in 2010 (hence the name Cuvée 10) and then rested on the lees for over 6 years. This is what makes it unique, according to its creators. But you can bet it will be made again.

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