Consistent quality bubbly from Trentodoc. A medium straw gold color, with substantial mousse. Plenty of rich umami in the aroma: agar, toast and yeast. Very ripe fruit on the palate, citrus tending toward exotic bitter orange. Fairly hefty body, and medium finish. Made by metodo classico, with 24 months on the lees. In my experience, Ferrari is always consistent in quality.

Recommended: 90 points -BSE

WHO: Fratelli Lunelli

WHAT: 100% chardonnay

WHERE: Trentodoc, Trentino, Alto Adige, Italy

HOW MUCH: $23 (media sample)

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Becky Sue Epstein

An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, Becky Sue's work has appeared in many national and international publications including Intermezzo Magazine, Fine Wine & Liquor, Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television. Epstein is also the author of several books on wine, spirits, and food, including Champagne: A Global History; Brandy: A Global History, and Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.

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