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31 Maggio 2016

Robert Parker ratings 2016

Elisabetta Foradori presents another fantastic set of wines and has continued her pursuit of single-vineyard expressions. The vineyards are located in the Mezzolombardo township of Trentino that is characterized by alluvial soils with veins of slate, limestone and sand. Teroldego vines for the flagship Granato red wine are sourced from the Vignai, Cesura and Regin crus. Of course, the two most celebrated crus are Morei and Sgarzon that have both been selected as single-vineyard sites for the expressive Teroldego grape. Morei has alluvial soils with stones and Sgarzon is characterized by sand. On-the-skins maceration in clay containers (for these two cru wines) helps to keep the quality of the fruit in its most natural state.

 

2011  Foradori Granato

RATING:  93 points

PRODUCER: Foradori 

FROM:  Italy Vigneti delle Dolomiti, Trentino, Italy

VARIETY: Teroldego

DRINK: 2016 - 2028

May 2016

The 2011 Granato is a pure expression of Teroldego that delivers delicious richness and luscious intensity. The wine flaunts the specific characteristics of this Italian indigenous grape in all its glory. The quality of fruit is dark and beautifully presented with tones of sour cherry, red rose, licorice, oak spice and balsam herb. The fruit is very bright in its present state and should continue to evolve gracefully over the next ten years. The various vineyard sites that source fruit for this wine are panted to 6,000-vines-per-hectare density.

-Monica Larner

 

2013  Foradori Teroldego Foradori        

RATING:  89 points

PRODUCER: Foradori visit the producer

FROM:  Italy Vigneti delle Dolomiti, Trentino, Italy

VARIETY:  Teroldego

DRINK: 2016 - 2020

May 2016

The 2013 Teroldego Foradori delivers a darkly saturated appearance and loads of bright red fruit that comes bursting from the glass. The wine is fermented in cement vats for one year and the quality of the primary fruit is very much intact as a result. Sour cherry and blackberry are followed by lighter tones of crushed mineral, ash and grilled herb. There is a sour note on the close that you often get with Teroldego.

-Monica Larner

 

2013  Foradori Teroldego Morei

RATING:  92+ points

PRODUCER: Foradori visit the producer

FROM:  Italy Vigneti delle Dolomiti, Trentino, Italy

VARIETY: Teroldego

DRINK: 2016 - 2028

May 2016

The single vineyard 2013 Teroldego Morei comes from a 2.5-hectare, high-density site with alluvial soils and a high presence of stones. The wine is aged in clay "tinaja" amphora on the skins for eight months. It opens to a pretty ruby-garnet color and a delicate, feminine approach that you may not expect. The Teroldego grape is known for boldness and bitterness, and both these qualities have significantly been reduced in this pretty red wine. There is nothing obvious about Mori. Indeed, it offers a steady supply of intriguing aromas and exotic flavors that are both fluid and persistent.

-Monica Larner

 

2013  Foradori Teroldego Sgarzon          

RATING:  91 points

PRODUCER: Foradori visit the producer

FROM:  Italy Vigneti delle Dolomiti, Trentino, Italy

VARIETY: Teroldego

DRINK: 2016 - 2025

May 2016

The 2013 Teroldego Sgarzon comes from a vineyard site that is heavily characterized by gravel and sandy soils. Like the Teroldego Morei, the wine goes through an eight-month maceration period in clay vessels. This is a streamlined and delicate expression with more obvious floral and fruit notes on display. Rose petals and dried lavender are followed by grilled herb, leather and sour cherry. The wine's texture is compact, lean and crisp.

-Monica Larner

2013  Foradori Manzoni Bianco Fontanasanta  

RATING:  91 points

PRODUCER: Foradori 

FROM:  Italy Vigneti delle Dolomiti, Trentino, Italy

VARIETY: Manzoni Bianco

DRINK: 2016 - 2024

May 2016

The 2013 Manzoni Bianco Fontanasanta offers generous tones of stone fruit, honey, cantaloupe melon and even a touch of fragrant bee's wax. This expression of Manzoni Bianco (a hybrid of Pinot Bianco and Riesling) offers more natural structure and permanence in terms of mouthfeel than you may expect. The wine's firm lines make it appropriate for white meats or spicy foods. The wine is aged in acacia wood vessels for 12 months.

-Monica Larner

 

2013  Foradori Nosiola Fontanasanta   

RATING:  92 points

PRODUCER: Foradori visit the producer

FROM:  Italy Vigneti delle Dolomiti, Trentino, Italy

VARIETY: Nosiola

DRINK: 2016 - 2024

May 2016

The 2013 Nosiola Fontanasanta is a very distinctive white wine with a bouquet that is layered with bright fruit tones, toasted pine nut, blanched almond and a hard-to-define spicy element that I want to say resembles cardamom, anise seed or licorice root all in one. There is a slightly exotic personality here that is not found in any other of the white wines made in Trentino. It shows good structure and appropriate staying power, given the depth and unique complexity at hand. Traditional "tinaja" vessels are used and the wine sees eight months of skin contact.

-Monica Larner

Importer(s):  Louis Dressner Selections, 21 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003, (212) 334 8191 , www.louisdressner.com

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