Riserva Lunelli 2012
One of the last-born at Ferrari, this extra brut Blanc de Blanc makes its debut with what was, for several reasons, a historic vintage: 2002. Besides being a qualitatively memorable year for all French and Italian sparkling wines, 2002 was also the year the Ferrari winery celebrated its centenary and the fiftieth anniversary of the Lunelli management. In short, what better harvest to inaugurate a special wine? The Lunelli Riserva in fact shares grapes with the Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore (Chardonnay grown in Villa Margon), but ages in large Austrian oak barrels for at least seven years, acquiring complexity and extraordinary softness.
As expected, the olfactory profile is quite complex: the expected bread crust leaves room for ripe, exotic fruit, and then for tertiary notes of coffee and almond.
The sip is round and enveloping, and alternates between fruity and toasted notes and lengthens into a very persistent finish. Bruno Lunelli would be proud.
Weight: 4.5 kg
Type: Sparkling, White
Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
Denomination: Trento DOC
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Service temperature: 8/10 °C
Pairing: Focaccia, burro e acciughe di Cetara, Stracci di pasta al ragù fine di vitello