Foradori Teroldego 2019
SPECIAL BUY 6 or more. Iconic producer from the Dolomiti Mountains in Italy.
We are excited to offer wines from the iconic Dolomiti producer Elisabetta Foradori The winery founded in 1901 is located in the picture perfect Trentino town of Mezzolambardo with the first vintage produced in 1960 and Elisabetta making her first wine in 1984. She crafts beautifully elegant wines with clear territorial character.
Biodynamic conversion started in 2002 and Demeter certification in 2007. The winery focuses on the traditional Trentino varieties of Teroldego, Nosiola & Manzoni with the former making up the majority of the winery’s production. The grapes come from two distinct areas within Trentino, firstly, the Campo Rotaliano, a flood plain formed by the confluence of the Noce River into the Adige River surrounded by massive cliffs. The flooding has deposited huge quantities of limestone, granite, porphyry and fine sand, perfect for growing Teroldego. The second area is the hills east of the town of Trento, located 25 kms south of Mezzolombardo. Here the elevated Fontanasanta (holy water) estate is planted to Nosiola and Incrocio Manzoni on the rich red clay and white limestone soils.
The winemaking philosophy is best summed up by Elisabetta: ‘We do not intervene in the winery; nothing is added, but we guide the wine while paying attention to its needs. Thus, the wine keeps an expressive spontaneity and bears the personality of its intense and live raw material. In this way, we seem to bring into the wineglass the fragrance of the flowers from the mountain pastures, the minerality of the surrounding cliffs, the transparency of the mountain skies, the character of the people that live in these alpine valleys. It is our duty to convey with each bottle the character of the land of Trentino.’ The wines are naturally fermented and aged in various vessels according to their needs. Stainless steel for freshness, cement for thermal inertia, Spanish clay Tinajas (amphora) for their energy and ability for the wine to reconnect with the earth. The wines are lightly sulphured after the first racking and at most the wine will contain between 30-50 mg/l of sulphur dioxide.
Excellent growing season in 2019 produced a gorgeous expression… a mountain wine of precision, density and freshness.
“In the right hands, Teroldego has the potential to be world class, especially from the Rotaliano denomination, where the Foradori family not only put the variety on the map but continues to be trailblazers of the region to this day.” Eric Guido, Vinous Media
Review of 2018 .. 91 points, Eric Guido, Vinous Media “The Foradori Teroldego always makes for a wonderful introduction to the brand. In fact, it was a vertical tasting of the Teroldego, a wine created in a fresh style from younger vines, yet still noble and age-worthy, that first won my heart – not the top-shelf Granato. The 2018 is no different. Here I’m finding a display of wild berry, fresh peppery herbs, violets, and crushed stone. It’s silky in texture, complemented by cool-toned red fruits and minerals, with just a hint of round tannin that provides grip. Inner florals resonate, while residual acids pinch at the taste buds. This is perfectly balanced, wonderfully pleasing today yet able to mature over the medium term in a cold cellar.”
Review of 2016: 94 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front “Wonderful expression here, succulent, dark fruited, imbued with spice and wild herb characters, good savoury element and general freshness. Winner. It’s a wine of presence and precision, density yet freshness, dark cherry, sarsaparilla, fennel, brambles all going on with a fine sheath of tannins holding the wine firm, then finishing chewy and pleasing bitter. Bravo.”
RRP $60 *Our Special Price $43.99 when you buy 6 or more of this wine*
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