Why serve Swiss water with Italian food?
Ferrarelle is the leading brand of sparkling mineral water in Italy, with the largest market share of all Italian sparkling waters. This beverage possesses the characteristics of the Italian people: sparkling like the atmosphere of the country, refined like their love for beauty, and authentic like their values.
Without a doubt, Ferrarelle is truly "The Water of Italy."
In an area of volcanic origin not far from Naples, nature works one of her true miracles. The drops of rain (which fall on the extinct Roccamonfina volcano) percolate underground through the rock. At the end of the 12-mile journey that lasts ten years, Ferrarelle mineral water is born, enriched with healthy minerals, including calcium, potassium, silica and magnesium.
The difference between Ferrarelle and most other waters is that it is naturally effervescent—it comes out of the ground sparkling with tiny bubbles that produce a soft texture often described as "creamy' or "rich." (Most other sparkling waters, like the Switzerland-produced Pellegrino and Perrier, are harvested flat, then aggressively over-carbonated to maintain carbonation over time.) The natural effervescence gives Ferrarelle a less salty taste compared to artificially carbonated waters. As a result, it is responsible for its unique flavor profile—soft and creamy with sweet notes.
Thanks to its natural sensory qualities, Ferrarelle’s soft and fresh taste makes it a perfect food accompaniment from antipasti to desserts. Because it sparkles smoothly on the palate, Ferrarelle pairs especially well with cheese dishes, crepes, ravioli and white meat with delicate sauces. It's also excellent with pizza.
Ferrarelle also contains a higher mineral content than any other Italian mineral water. In fact, one liter of Ferrarelle provides 2/3 of the suggested daily requirement of calcium.
The style of Ferrarelle mineral water makes it an ideal beverage to drink with wine as well, as it is a favorite of 2010 World Champion Sommelier, Luca Gardini. “Ferrarelle is an amazing water with a particular organoleptic profile that makes it different from any other mineral water, with good structure and medium sharpness,” stated Mr. Gardini. “Its taste reveals a wide range of mineral and salty sensations that make it easy to drink, just like a fine wine. Ferrarelle allows you to feel all its character in its taste.”