Ferrari Spumante Formula 1 Podium Celebration Jeroboam
The FERRARI F1® CELEBRATION is a special edition in a gift box with the official F1 Ferarri bottle. It is part of the exclusive Ferrari line dedicated to the F1®. The F1® Celebration bottle from Ferrari Trento is available in a limited edition and is the exclusive official 3 liter (double magnum) and equal to the bottle with which the drivers celebrate their victory on the podium.
The Spumante house Ferrari from Italy has become the new sponsor of the Formula. An unprecedented step that for the first time a non-champagne house can sparkle on the podium of Formula 1 and also a reward that beautiful Italian Spumante's (often made from the same grape and an equivalent Terroir) can be of equal quality (or higher) than their French colleagues.
The Celebration bottle from Ferrari Trento is now also available in a limited edition. Attention = gone! For the first time, not a French Champagne but an Italian Champagne, so let's hope that Max Verstappen can often spray this Ferrari Spumante bottle on the podium. It is the same bottle as the drivers use to celebrate their victory on the podium and bears the F1 label (see image). The wine is packaged in a beautiful Formula 1 tube.
Like most other Ferrari wines, it is made from exclusively Chardonnay, harvested from vineyards at an altitude between 300 - 700 meters with an exposure to the southeast to the southwest, so beautifully situated in the afternoon sun. Yields are kept limited and the grapes are harvested by hand in September. To make a really nice quality, only the first part of the pressing is used, the rest would give too much vegetableness and sharpness. Bottle fermentation takes no less than three years to create a perfect mousse. A delicious glass, beautifully balanced, soft, with a wonderful length and beautiful acidity. In the glass, the Ferrari Blanc de Blanc has a bright golden yellow color with a fine mousse. In the nose we smell beautiful notes of toasted bread, flowers and yellow fruits, nice and broad. On the palate, the Ferrari Spumante is beautifully dry and powerful with a perfect mousse, beautiful white fruit, pear and peach, citrus, lively, nicely toasted and very good length.
During the Champagne & Sparkling Championship, Ferrari won no fewer than 11 gold medals and won the main prize and can call itself "Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year 2017".
Giulio Ferrari studied oenology in Montpellier at the end of the 19th century, and during his studies he did an internship in the Champagne region. Here in the Champagne region, Giulio's dream was born! Making the same quality sparkling wine, but in his native region of Trento.
In 1902 he started planting Chardonnay on a small scale, making Giulio actually the importer of Chardonnay in Italy. As a pioneer in Italy with its chardonnay-based sparkling wine, quality was and remains paramount. 120 years later, Ferrari is a house of world fame and the pursuit of absolute top quality is still of paramount importance to the Company.
After 50 years, the time came for Giulio Ferrari to look further at what he wanted to do with his company. He has no children, and therefore no succession. Bruno Lunelli came across Giulio Ferrari as a buyer, they agreed to sell Ferrari Trento to the Lunelli family. Ferrari made about 9,000 bottles per year at that time. The Lunelli Family already had big plans for the Ferrari house in 1952. They have now conquered all of Italy and a large part of the world.
They are the toast of Italy, and are also partners in many major sporting events with international allure. Including the tennis tournament in Rome and official partner of Juventus. Official partner of the America's Cup.. And from this 2021 and the next 3 years, the Proudest Italian podium toast of Formula 1 worldwide.
Some brands transcend the region and are a phenomenon in themselves. Ferrari - and we are not talking about cars - is such a brand. As a company very committed to Trento as a region, but in Italy much more famous as a producer of excellent sparkling wines. Ferrari sparkling wines make up 50% of the total production of sparkling wines of the region (4.5 million bottles). They come from 120 hectares of own vineyards, from which all vintage wines are made and 300 hectares from 150 contract farmers.
Founder Giulio Ferrari found his inspiration in the Champagne. He was so impressed with these wines, which undergo a fermentation in the bottle to get their sparkling character. In 1902 he came up with his own variant, also made on the basis of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, so exactly the same grapes as in Champagne. He did not think the third important Champagne grape, Pinot Meunier, was good enough. Actually more of a grape that was actually only planted to survive the spring frost in this northern region.
Giulio Ferrari's successors have always remained true to his and the company's philosophy. It is the descendants of Bruno Lunelli, who took over Ferrari in 1952, who currently hold sway over the company. But nothing has changed in the strategy. They too have always made wines according to the Champagne method (Metodo Classico). A smart strategy. Italians love everything that mousse and for good reason the biggest buyers of Champagne. Only 10% of Ferrari's wines go abroad. The quality is monitored by setting strict requirements for the quality of the grapes. The Chardonnay - Pinot Noir is only used for Rosé - comes exclusively from vineyards above 300, 400 meters, necessary for good acidity. The contracted farmers are well paid, up to € 2 per kilogram of grapes - the best way to make and guarantee quality. Bottle aging takes at least two years and of the better wines even four, five years. The cellar is now being expanded to allow the normal brut to mature for 30 or 36 months, instead of two years now. It produces wines that can compete with a good Champagne, and not only the Cuvée Perlé or the top wine Giulio Ferrari, but also the ordinary Brut or Brut Rosé.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Fresh, Tense, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Iets te vieren, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Romantisch, Summer party|