Ferrari Perle Nero 2008
The first and only Blanc de Noirs ever produced by Cantine Ferrari, the Ferrari Perle Nero is a vintage wine made exclusively from Pinot Nero grapes, carefully selected in the finest vineyards belonging to the Lunelli family on the slopes of the high hills of Trentino. It is the result of forty years of research on this delicate and unpredictable grape variety, both in the vineyard and in the winery.
The Perle Nero is really surprising, because it is extraordinarily different from the Company’s other wines and is proud to be unique whilst remaining perfectly in line with Ferrari’s house style: it represents an innovation within a tradition of men and sparkling wines that are faithful to a particular style, yet constantly seek new directions. After at least 6 years’ maturation in the bottle, this is a Trentodoc whose complex sensations range from fruity to mineral, and even include toast-like notes.
The 2008 vintage was characterized by cool temperatures - well below the average – during the growing cycle. The spring was especially rainy and made frequent treatment of the vines necessary. The cool summer allowed the grapes destined for making sparkling wines to retain good acidity and develop an interesting aromatic profile. In August, the stable, sunny weather led to good ripening of the grapes.
On the eye: Bright golden highlights, embellished by perlage of rare finesse.
On the nose: Spectacular complexity on the nose, full of tropical sensations and scents that range from fruity to mineral and even toast-like, with intriguing notes of peanut butter.
The palate: Sumptuous in taste, framed by razor-sharp tanginess and a citrus-like freshness. The flavor is full and rounded. Persistent and exquisitely almondy, with a beguiling and majestic finish.