As good as Ferrari's non-vintage Brut is, this one is better and worth the premium. Yeasty and toasty, its lushness is immediately apparent. In contrast to many wines whose initial impact fades, La Perlé's glory persists with a seductiveness that's impossible to ignore. It has just the right combination of freshness and maturity. Similar to its non-vintage counterpart, Ferrari's La Perlé delivers far more than the price indicates.
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Grape Varieties100% Chardonnay
DescriptionFerrari was born over a century ago in 1902 through the efforts of Giulio Ferrari. After his studies in France, Ferrari returned to Trentino, Italy and planted Chardonnay, which no one had done before. Ferrari was convinced that through the combination of Trentino terroir, the innovative use of Chardonnay and the use of the traditional metodo classico, he could make world-class sparkling wines. By 1906, the awards started to roll in and Ferrari was well on its way to producing what would shortly become the most famous sparkling wine in all of Italy.In 1952, Giulio Ferrari, not having any children, chose Bruno Lunelli, a friend and local merchant as successor for his beloved business. Today the third generation of the Lunelli family is at the helm and the winery could not be in better hands as it continues to be a perennial Tre Bicchieri winner.
VinificationFerrari Perlé is made using the traditional metodo classico. After a hand-harvest in September, the wine undergoes a gentle pressing and first fermentation in tanks. The wine is then bottled and a second fermentation occurs with selected yeasts.
ColorStraw-yellow with a slight golden sheen
NoseIntense and particularly refined with scents of almonds, apples, a slight spice and hints of bread crust.
PalateDry, clean and elegant with a lasting smoothness. Notes of ripe apples, a pleasant yeastiness and sweet almonds.
AnalysisAlcohol: 12 %pH: 3.25RS: 6-8 g/LTA: 6.3 g/L
750 ml, 1.5 L