Ep. 182 Monty Waldin interviews Matteo Lunelli (Cantine Ferrari)
In this episode, Monty Waldin interviews Matteo Lunelli who leads Cantine Ferrari and Gruppo Lunelli, both crucial and historic players in the Italian wine industry particularly with regards to sparkling wines. Matteo tells Monty about the incredible story of Giulio Ferrari, the man who brought Chardonnay to Italy at the turn of the twentieth century and devised the bottle-fermented Trento DOC. Matteo also talks about mountain viticulture and the influence of the Trentino mountains over Ferrari wines. The Lunelli family acquired Cantine Ferrari in 1952 consolidating the brand and also investing in sustainability by creating an official protocol for mountain viticulture for their winegrowers in Trentino. The Lunelli group also further expanded by acquiring an ancient grappa distillery (Grappa Segnana) and by producing still wines in the Lunelli Estates in Trentino, Tuscany, and Umbria. The most recent acquisition of the group in 2014 is Bisol, an iconic producer of Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene. Tune in to learn more about over a century of iconic sparkling wines from the north of Italy with Monty Waldin and Matteo Lunelli of Cantine Ferrari and Gruppo Lunelli!