One of the wineries most characteristic of the super-high-altitude Alto Adige is undoubtedly Ferrari. Not to be confused with another famous ‘Ferrari’ this one is Italy’s original Methode Champenoise Blanc de Blanc and contender for the most historically significant producer in the region. Owned by 4 generations of the Lunelli family, who were given the keys to the cellar by the founder Giulio Ferrari (who had no successors) in 1940, Ferrari represents 3 things—Family, mountains and organics
All of the Ferrari vineyards are managed organically and by hand, with even the NV spending at least 30 months on lees in bottle before release. This then, despite the international success of the label, is still very much the real deal in terms of focused, hand-made mountain wine
After the NV, the wines become more complex and characteristic as they age on the lees, but no matter which bottle of Ferrari we talk about, they all share the same values unique to this cellar carved into the side of the dolomites.