Ferarri clinches title at Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships

Drinks: Drinks, Wines
Location: Italy

Italian sparkling wine producer Ferrari has followed up its Gold Medal in this year’s Sommelier Wine Awards with an outstanding performance at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships.

The Perlé 2008 (in magnum) beat off competition from all over the world to win the World Champion Classic Blanc de Blancs award.

Made from 100% Chardonnay, it is grown in the foothills of the Italian Alps and made in the ‘traditional method’ with secondary fermentation in bottle and lengthy ageing on lees.

SWA team leader Andrea Briccarello, from Galvin, described it as having ‘clean, intense, ripe pineapple aromas’, while Laurent Richet MS of Sat Bains found ‘intense aromas of hazelnut pancakes’.

Ferrari also won an award for Best Italian Sparkling Wine Producer.

£22.13/75cl, Enotria&Coe, 020 8961 5161


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Chris Losh

After five years working on My Weekly magazine (during which time he learned how to write horoscopes and make things out of mince) in 1995 Chris Losh entered the world of drinks writing and, despite all advice from his doctor – and the wishes of most South African winemakers – has stayed there ever since. He began on Wine and Spirit International, editing it for several years before moving on to edit Wine Magazine. Both publications have since gone the way of the Dodo, but he claims to have nothing to do with their demise, and his alibi appears solid, since he was freelance writing for anyone who would pay him at the time. In 2007, he helped to set up both Imbibe magazine and the Sommelier Wine Awards, and has spent much of the last three years eating, drinking, and listening to French sommeliers talk about minerality. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the Louis Roederer Feature Writer of the Year, but didn’t win. Perhaps he should have stuck to horoscopes. And mince.

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