Where Can I Buy Giulio Ferrari?
14th November 2023
One of the world’s most highly rated sparkling wines, and with a global fan base, is a label from the Trento DOC region of Italy called Giulio Ferrari. With countless awards to its name including the title of The World’s Finest Sparkling Wine for 2023, this is the prestige label from the much acclaimed Ferrari Trento winery.
Made in the same way as that of Champagne, the traditional method, the Giulio Ferrari rubs shoulders with the best sparkling wines ever made and from its launch year back in 1972, its admiration globally has grown as well as its availability at top dining locations. This 100% Chardonnay is part of the Riserva range from Ferrari Trento with a length of ageing of more than 10 years on the yeasts (lees). Grapes come from Southwest facing vineyards of the Lunelli Family on the picturesque slopes of the mountainsides that bless the Trento region at an altitude of up to 600 metres above sea level. As with many vintages, the Giulio Ferrari is released only on the best harvest years – Including more recently: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.
“Giulio Ferrari has turned out to be the most highly praised of Italian sparkling wine, giving my favourite great vintage Champagnes from Maisons and growers the urge, as always, to rise to still greater heights.” quote by Michael Edwards
Matteo Lunelli Interview – Giulio Ferrari – The World’s Finest Sparkling Wine 2023
The Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore also sees a partnering label in the Rosé version since 2006. This label rosé holds Pinot Noir grapes with a small percentage of Chardonnay and has had subsequent releases in 2007, 2008 and 2020. Once again this label sees 10 years on the yeasts, selected from Ferrari’s own cultures.
“Ten years on the yeasts gives the Giulio Ferrari sufficient complexity of flavour to ennoble this traditional dish: the fine perlage contrasts with the fattiness, while the character of the sparkling wine is a splendid foil for the anchovies.” source Pairings
Importantly, how do you get to enjoy a glass of the Giulio Ferrari or maybe you wish to purchase some bottles? Let’s take a look at some of the amazing venues across the globe serving this amazing Italian sparkling wine including distributors selling to trade / consumers:
Restaurants / Bars / Hotels:
67 PallMall – London UK: https://www.67pallmall.com/
Tozi Restaurant & Bar – London UK: https://www.tozirestaurant.co.uk/london/menu/ – 2007 Vintage – £140 a bottle
The Fat Duck – Berkshire UK: https://thefatduck.co.uk/files/wine-list/Wine_List_2023_-_28.10.2023_-_D.pdf – 2009 Vintage – £965 a bottle
Paste – Bangkok Thailand: https://www.pastebangkok.com/wine/
Mirabelle – Rome Italy: https://www.mirabelle.it/en
Florio Restaurant – Palermo Sicily: https://www.roccofortehotels.com/hotels-and-resorts/villa-igiea/dining/florio-restaurant/
Rinaldi Al Quirinale – Rome Italy: https://www.rinaldialquirinale.it/en/ – 2008 Vintage – 200€ per bottle
Suppliers / Distributors:
VinVM – UK: https://www.vinvm.co.uk/ferrari-giulio-ferrari-riserva-del-fondatore-2009 – 2009 Vintage – £134.40 per bottle
Superiore – Germany: https://www.superiore.de/en/wine/trentino-south-tyrol/ferrari/riserva-del-fondatore-giulio-ferrari-metodo-classico-trento-doc-2010-extra-brut.html – 2010 Vintage – €199 per bottle
Curated Wines – Singapore: https://curatedwines.sg/products/ferrari-giulio-ferrari-riserva-del-fondatore – 2009 Vintage – $210 per bottle
Muz Home Wines – Taiwan: https://www.muzhomewines.com/wines/p/ferrari-riserva-giulio – 2010 Vintage – $6,800 per bottle
Looking for older vintages of Giulio Ferrari?
Hedonism – UK: https://hedonism.co.uk/product/giulio-ferrari-riserva-1975 – 1975 Vintage – Out of Stock
Bevi Bene – Italy: https://www.bevibene.wine/en/vintage-bottle-wines/28377-vintage-bottle-ferrari-trento-doc-giulio-ferrari-riserva-del-fondatore-1990-075-lt-cod-3937-7427294741816.html – 1990 Vintage – €296.01
Cask Cartel – USA: https://caskcartel.com/en-gb/products/1979-giulio-ferrari-riserva – 1979 Vintage – $1,798.99
Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods.