Ferrari

The late Antonio Ferrari came from Piemonte, but his heart lay in Italy's South Eastern region of Puglia. In the early-to-mid 20th century he put his expert craftsmanship to practice with his labour of love, Primitivo di Manduria grapes from 100-year-old Pugliese vines. Antonio's uniquely captivating Solaria Jonica wines made the long journey north to his cellars in Galliate, in the Novara hills of Piedmont, to complete their fermentation, before spending 10 years in large old casks and a further almost half century in large cement tanks. In 2004, a year after his passing, his children bottled just four vintages of their Father's legacy; 1949, 1954, 1959, and 1978.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Ferrari Perle 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £218.58
2016

Ferrari Perle 2016 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 11 Jan 2022

Trentino Alto Adige 6x75cl 4 - Inc. VAT: £218.58
Ferrari Solaria Jonica 1959 (6x50cl)
Inc. VAT: £550.71
1959

Ferrari Solaria Jonica 1959 (6x50cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

No, the vintage date of this wine is not an error. Just released, it is a selection of old-vine Primitivo grown south of Taranto and only now hitting the market. No one seems to know whether the fermentation was stopped by fortifying the wine or if it just stopped on its own as a result of the superlative richness of the must, but the fact remains that, with close to 14% of alcohol, it is as sweet as a great Recioto, a wine which it greatly resembles. Still an amazingly fresh ruby color, it features a decadent nose of blackberry jam, raisins, chocolate, and licorice, a texture of sheer satin, great warmth and roundness, a sweetness which never becomes cloying, precise and focused flavors, and a finish as long as the fade-out to "Hey Jude". The producer is negotiating with an importer for this and other wines, but it is presently available at Piero Selvaggio's Valentino restaurant in Santa Monica and at Alain Ducasse's Louis XV restaurant in Monte Carlo, for those willing to fling a few shekels around. Importer: Montecastelli Selections, New York, NY; tel. (212) 414-4898
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Puglia 6x50cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £550.71
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Ferrari Perle 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £165.00
2016

Ferrari Perle 2016 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 11 Jan 2022

Trentino Alto Adige 6x75cl 4 - In Bond: £165.00
Ferrari Solaria Jonica 1959 (6x50cl)
In Bond: £450.00
1959

Ferrari Solaria Jonica 1959 (6x50cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

No, the vintage date of this wine is not an error. Just released, it is a selection of old-vine Primitivo grown south of Taranto and only now hitting the market. No one seems to know whether the fermentation was stopped by fortifying the wine or if it just stopped on its own as a result of the superlative richness of the must, but the fact remains that, with close to 14% of alcohol, it is as sweet as a great Recioto, a wine which it greatly resembles. Still an amazingly fresh ruby color, it features a decadent nose of blackberry jam, raisins, chocolate, and licorice, a texture of sheer satin, great warmth and roundness, a sweetness which never becomes cloying, precise and focused flavors, and a finish as long as the fade-out to "Hey Jude". The producer is negotiating with an importer for this and other wines, but it is presently available at Piero Selvaggio's Valentino restaurant in Santa Monica and at Alain Ducasse's Louis XV restaurant in Monte Carlo, for those willing to fling a few shekels around. Importer: Montecastelli Selections, New York, NY; tel. (212) 414-4898
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Puglia 6x50cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £450.00

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