Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
Type: Red Wine
Elisabetta Foradori has become one of Italy’s superstar winemakers. Without a doubt, she is Italy’s finest producer of wines made from the Teroldego grape variety, one of the country’s oldest and finest traditional grapes. The Teroldego grape is genetically related to Syrah, and here in the northern Trentino’s mountain valleys it achieves its potential in the subzone known as the Campo Rotaliano. All the Foradori vineyards lie in the side valley of Campo Rotaliano, and it is from these beautiful vineyards that Elisabetta Foradori is quietly producing some of Italy’s most complex, deep and compelling red wines.
Organic/biodynamic farming. Alluvial, gravel and sandy soils. Native yeast fermentation. Elevage in cement tanks, followed by 12 months aging in barrel and cement.
Despite its dark color, Teroldego produces wines that have bright fruit notes, like cranberry and pomegranate, blended in with blackberry and raspberry. Spicy pepper, a hint of cinnamon or anise, and black earthiness are there as well. The acidity is also bright but it's beautifully balanced with the tannins.