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28 Marzo 2013

Foradori Teroldego 2009, The Wine Front

by Mike Bennie

Posted on 27 March 2013.

The winery was established in 1901 but the new, new, new incarnation occurred when Elisabetta Foradori took over the family winemaking in 1984. Teroldego was planted to a plethora of clones, but she has taken growing (and winemaking) to a different level. Elisabetta planted some of the teroldego from seed and in the process of joining the naturalista Italian group, vin natur, she’s also taken up some different approaches to winemaking, including the use of alternate vessels, like amphorae. The vineyard was converted to biodynamic viticulture in 2002. For Elisabetta, this was all a ‘journey back to Mother Earth’ where agriculture of her property took precedence, a work that’s evolved over 25 years or so.

Foradori is geographically bound to the Dolomites, the mountain range that sits sort of between Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Alto-Adige, with Foradori calling their wines IGT Vigneti delle Dolomiti. Mountain wines. Amazing vistas and dramatic backdrops of peaks that fringe the Austrian border. Teroldego focus with 80% of the land under vine planted (or grown) to the variety.

It tastes impeccably clean and fresh, almost uplifting in it’s cool, alpine spice and slippery texture. There’s raspy tannins, but a web of very fine, delicate threads that grow across the palate. Crunchy acidity keeps the wine brisk too, but there’s plenty of red fruit flavour, even some curranty richness amongst the alpine herb lift. Seriously delicious to drink, but with purity and form retained for those seeking complexity.

Importer: Douglas Lamb Wines

Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : MAR13
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $49
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2013 - 2019



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