Ferrari moving to higher vines as climate change effects felt (by Decanter.com)

Posted: December 12, 2012 by wynmaker in Cellars, Europe, Italy, MCC, Research, Sparkling, Vinification, Vintage, Wine, Winemaking, Wineries, World wine news
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Italian sparkling producer Ferrari Fratelli Lunelli is actively encouraging its growers to plant vines higher in Trentino to avoid the effects of climate change.

 

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Ferrari buys grapes from 500 independent growers for its production of 4-5m bottles of Ferrari Perlé, and in recent years it has favoured grapes from growers with higher vineyards and stopped buying fruit grown below 300m, winemaker Marcello Lunelli said at the recent Bollicine du Trento event in the northern Italian province.

‘We pay higher prices for higher quality grapes, and we see most of the time that higher altitude means higher quality,’ Ferrari publicist Camilla Lunelli added.

 

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