In my preteen years, we spent hours playing the game MASH. We fantasized about Ferraris, mansions in Malibu, and our passionate relationship traveling the world with Simon Le Bon. We let the spiral of fate determine our career path and number of children. Gratefully, my life looks very little like the best or worst of what MASH threw at me. I have no desire to tame a rock star and there’s only one kind of “Ferrari” that turns my head. I mean, honestly, where would the booster seats go?
I recently sampled Ferrari sparkling wines* which are produced in the Trento D.O.C. of Italy: Brut, Perlé, and Rose. Both the Brut and Perlé are 100% Chardonnay, the Rose has 60% Pinot Noir. Ferrari was founded in 1902 by Guilio Ferrari. It has been owned by the Lunelli family for three generations. Ferrari sparkling wines are produced with grapes from the foothills of the Alps employing Metodo Classico. Sustainable growing practices are a growing focus for the family.
Just because I don’t want to drive a fancy Italian car doesn’t mean I don’t have expensive taste. My favorite of the three wines was the Perlé ($38) which is hand harvested from the family’s own vineyards. Elegant and crisp, great texture, sweeping mid-palate with notes of green apple and integrated yeast. A classic sparkler and a fun alternative to Champagne. The Brut was tasty and I always love pink bubbles but the Perlé was the standout.
I am a Volvo girl. I’ve owned four which range from an ’82 240 to my current ’02 XC70 wagon. Practical, sturdy, safe: a mom car. Yes, I was driving mom cars before I earned the right. But you know what’s great about a wagon? Room for EVERYTHING. Strollers, a big black lab, and cases of wine. And although I can pretty much guarantee there will never be a shiny red sports car in my driveway, I will come home with a Ferrari or two.
*These samples were provided by Gregory White PR as media samples. I recevied no other compensation and the thoughts and opinions are my own.
8 thoughts on “A Practical Girl’s Ferrari”
Isn’t there a producer in California that goes by Ferrari, too?
Ferrari Carano in Dry creek
That’s the only of the three Ferrari’s I’ve had a taste of.
I don’t think there anything wrong with an actual red Ferrari in your driveway, but of course the sparkling Ferrari is a bit more affordable, albeit quite hard to find in US. Overall, one of the very best Italian sparklers…
No, nothing wrong, but even if we could ever actually afford one, I’d constantly be thnking about other things we could have done with the money. The curse of practicality.
With all due respect, let me disagree again. For the practical girl, if your Ferrari is in your driveway, it means all other things had been taken care of already 🙂