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Ferrari Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore 2005 Wine Review

Ferrari Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore 2005

Ferrari Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore 2005

Alto Adige Trentino D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:96/100

Community Reviews: 1

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Price: $119.95

Drink: 2014-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Sparkling Wine


Winery: Ferrari

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

More Vintages: 2002  2004 

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 96/100 with the following review:

Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore 2005 is Ferrari's ultra premium vintage metodo classico sparkling wine that pays tribute to the founder's mission of creating ultra premium luxurious sparkling wines from their high altitude vineyards in Trentino, Italy. Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore 2005 is made from 100% Chardonnay, picked from the Lunelli family's Maso Pianizza vineyard that lies between 1,640 ft. and 1,970 ft. above sea level. When seated at the Michelin Star Locanda Margon in Ferrari's mountain side vineyards as you gaze across the valley you see a vineyard carved out of the mountain side which is no other than Maso Pianizza, which is exclusively reserved for the ultra premium Giulio. Aged for 11 years on its lees before it was disgorged in 2016, the result is a remarkably complex and intriguing wine of the highest quality. The colour is a rich golden caramel yellow, the nose displaying pie crust, brioche, dried apricot, hazelnut, and subtle sweet honey notes. Imagine a fine Burgundy with micro bubbles. The fine micro bubbles, combined with a mineral rich and nutty flavour profile, produce an elegant, complex, and remarkably balanced and fresh mouthfeel that speaks volumes to the countless awards this iconic Italian wine has earned. Enjoy 2016-2030. Tasted September 2016 at the Ferrari winery in Trento. 96 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca

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