Another of the 10 who make up the Dolomitici group is the well renowned Elisabetta Foradori. It could be said that she has single handedly brought the intriguing Teroldego grape back from the brink. She is also one of the key figureheads of Biodynamic production in the Trentino. She is someone deeply attached to her native land and vineyards. 'My memories are here. I’ve known in my mind ever since I was a small girl that the only place I felt well was in nature, maybe because I was born and raised among vineyards.' Today she resides over a beautiful estate of some 26 hectares and produces 160 000 bottles of superb biodynamic wine from various local varieties but her signature wine is Teroldego.
There are two distinct levels of quality that Elisabetta Foradori has aimed at producing from Teroldego: the first is the ‘Foradori’, marked by the purity, dignity and intensity of the fruit. Soft yet penetrating its sweetness is backed by a supporting acidity that weaves elegantly amongst the fruit. The second, called ‘Granato’ (click through the ralted products below!) is a wine of greater strength, harmony, depth and nobility. Deep, almost shy on the first nose, it reveals itself as the aromas come into focus: wild berries and candied fruit make way for roasted hazelnuts, baked bread, leather, eucalyptus and pomegranate, then the full robust palate shows plenty of temptingly chewy flesh. Elisabetta shows how this wine can be truly great and exemplifies the true taste of the mountains.
Moderate climate, with gentle summers, snowy winters and an average level of humidity TERROIR: Alluvial soils with sand and gravel
• Fermented with ambient yeasts in cement.
• No temperature control.
• Aged in cement vats and foudres.
• No filtration
Intense ruby red in the glass, the nose is fruity and floral with scents of plums, red berries, violets and spices. The palate is round, fresh and fruity with a slightly almond finish
Barbequed lamb, pasta or risotto dishes.