Belguardo Rose 2008
Rose - 90 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Ferrari produces wonderful sparkling wines year after year and this Brut Rosé carries forth that proud Trento (northern Italy) tradition. It opens with a pale pink color and deep layers of yeast, cranberry and savory spice.Add winemaker's notes
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Rose - 90 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Ferrari produces wonderful sparkling wines year after year and this Brut Rosé carries forth that proud Trento (northern Italy) tradition. It opens with a pale pink color and deep layers of yeast, cranberry and savory spice.
Rose - 90 points, Wine Enthusiast/ From one of Trento’s leading wineries, this salmon-colored wine made from Pinot Nero and Chardonnay opens with aromas of rose, red berry and a whiff of nut paste. The palate displays more Pinot Nero, with wild cherry, strawberry and graphite flavors alongside a vibrant perlage and brisk acidity.
Rose 2012 - 91 points, Wine & Spirits/ Domingos Soares Franco blends this rosé version of his famed Periquita from castelão, aragonês and trincadeira grown just south of Lisbon. Like the red, it’s wonderfully old-school, a savory rosé filled with tart cranberry flavor underlined with leafy earthiness. It lasts, lightly nutty, ready for pork with clams.
Ferrari 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. Production Area The hills surrounding Trento, Italy; all between 1000 - 2000 ft above sea level with either south-eastern or south-western exposure. Grape Varieties 60% Pinot Noir; 40% Chardonnay Vinification 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). Color Salmon pink Bouquet Distinct and very refined, with the fresh fragrance of hawthorne flowers, red currants and wild strawberries. Taste Dry, clean and elegant, with a delicate finish of sweet almonds. Alcohol 12% Serving Suggestions A sparkling wine of pronounced finesse. Perfect served as an aperitif or with lighter dishes, especially seafood.
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Lunetta, (“Little Moon” in Italian) celebrates life’s small pleasures. Lunetta Rosé is produced by Cavit, internationally recognized as northern Italy’s largest and most reliable source of quality varietal wines, at Cavit’s state-of-the-art sparkling wine facility just outside the regional capital of Trento. It is the largest facility in Italy dedicated exclusively to producing world-class sparkling wines. Production Area Trentino, Italy Grape Varieties Mostly Chardonnay with indigenous Trentino red varietals-Teroldego, Lagrein and Pinot Noir Vinification The harvest is done manually in the first 10 days of September. The Chardonnay grapes are then pressed softly to obtain the ‘flower of the grape musts’. After settling for 10-12 hours, they begin to ferment in stainless steel tanks at 18-20 degrees C(65-68 F). Fermentation lasts for 30 days. The red grapes are harvested early to maintain good acid structure and vinified ‘in rose’ in order to impart the characteristic cherry red color once the cuvee is created. The fermented varieties of red and white grapes are then blended together. The wine is then promptly bottled and released. Color Pale salmon with fine grain perlage and a persistent white froth Bouquet Fragrant, with enticing aromas of small red berries Taste Clean, fresh and fruity Alcohol 11.5% Serving Suggestions Delightful as an aperitif or enjoyed with antipasti, hors d'oeuvres, sushi, shellfish and seafood.
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