Ferrari

Metodo Classico Perle Chardonnay

9.070 ratings
9.122 pro ratings
Trento, Trentino, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Rebecca Hopkins

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

8.8

4 years on lees 100% Chardonnay fantastic metodo Classico. Bright fresh green & pink lady apples. Gravenstein apple acidity lime zest and tangerine. palate is clean and crisp with terrific minerality . Bargain for incredible quality Italian sparkling

4 years on lees 100% Chardonnay fantastic metodo Classico. Bright fresh green & pink lady apples. Gravenstein apple acidity lime zest and tangerine. palate is clean and crisp with terrific minerality . Bargain for incredible quality Italian sparkling

2 people found it helpfulDec 26th, 2014
Stephen Bonner

Medium-bodied and bone dry. Great effervescence and aromas of buttery nut. Flavours of alpine flowers, peach, and fresh bread. Good complexity and structure.

Medium-bodied and bone dry. Great effervescence and aromas of buttery nut. Flavours of alpine flowers, peach, and fresh bread. Good complexity and structure.

Jan 1st, 2016
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.2

Firm and dry and concentrated in flavors. More wine than bubbly, hence definitively long.

Firm and dry and concentrated in flavors. More wine than bubbly, hence definitively long.

Dec 16th, 2015
Lyn Farmer

Bright pale gold with medium bubbles. Lots of brioche and biscuit on the nose and tons of Apple, almond and lemon drop on the palate. This is a dazzling wine, now 8 years old and showing no sign of age. It's a brilliant achievement with vibrancy and elegance plus an amazing affinity with food (it's a knockout with parmigiano Reggio).

Bright pale gold with medium bubbles. Lots of brioche and biscuit on the nose and tons of Apple, almond and lemon drop on the palate. This is a dazzling wine, now 8 years old and showing no sign of age. It's a brilliant achievement with vibrancy and elegance plus an amazing affinity with food (it's a knockout with parmigiano Reggio).

Nov 18th, 2015
Antonio Gianola

Subtle style bubbles

Subtle style bubbles

Nov 16th, 2015
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

9.0

Made from 100 percent Chardonnay, grown at 400 to 700 m elevation on the mountain slopes of Trentino. The 2007 vintage was variable, with a warm spring followed by a cool, wet growing season. Harvest was early, with the fruit hand-picked while dodging thunderstorms, but the slow ripening and early harvest guaranteed good acidity. The wine was vinified with Ferrari’s selected yeast strain, then aged a minimum of five years sur lattes; this bottle was disgorged in 2015. Although nearly eight years old, it's incredibly precise and fresh, suggesting lime peel, bitter almond, Meyer lemon, and brioche. The texture is tingly and shimmering, with a finish that shivers across the tongue and leaves an impression of cooling sunlight. This wine is still a child but has an armature that can carry it ten or more years in bottle. It's a stunning deal; lay a case down. 12.5% abv | $38 (sample) | Imported by Palm Bay

Made from 100 percent Chardonnay, grown at 400 to 700 m elevation on the mountain slopes of Trentino. The 2007 vintage was variable, with a warm spring followed by a cool, wet growing season. Harvest was early, with the fruit hand-picked while dodging thunderstorms, but the slow ripening and early harvest guaranteed good acidity. The wine was vinified with Ferrari’s selected yeast strain, then aged a minimum of five years sur lattes; this bottle was disgorged in 2015. Although nearly eight years old, it's incredibly precise and fresh, suggesting lime peel, bitter almond, Meyer lemon, and brioche. The texture is tingly and shimmering, with a finish that shivers across the tongue and leaves an impression of cooling sunlight. This wine is still a child but has an armature that can carry it ten or more years in bottle. It's a stunning deal; lay a case down. 12.5% abv | $38 (sample) | Imported by Palm Bay

Nov 16th, 2015
Rich Reader

Perfect with salad and pizza

Perfect with salad and pizza

May 16th, 2015
Blake Leja

Sommelier Prosecco Restaurant

9.1

Awesome non-Champers, one of my favorite producers outside of Champagne!

Awesome non-Champers, one of my favorite producers outside of Champagne!

Apr 5th, 2015
Lorie Perrone

Great mousse. Big bubbles on first pour. Brioche nose. Recommend this sparkling #wine

Great mousse. Big bubbles on first pour. Brioche nose. Recommend this sparkling #wine

Jan 28th, 2015
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.1

Vigorous but fine bubbles. Lovely leesiness paired with crunchy red apple fruit. World class now but with a few years will be even better, especially since this was a magnum!

Vigorous but fine bubbles. Lovely leesiness paired with crunchy red apple fruit. World class now but with a few years will be even better, especially since this was a magnum!

Jan 11th, 2015