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.
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