Foradori, Teroldego 2018 Trentino, Italy

Brilliant garnet

Pure, intense, dark fruit with underlying spice

Soft yet penetrating, its sweetness is backed by a supporting acidity that weaves elegantly amongst the fruit

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About the Producer

Renowned winemaker, Elisabetta Foradori is one of the 10 who make up the Dolomitici group; an assembly of Trentino-Alto Adige winemakers united to support the preservation and production of endangered local grape varieties. 

 

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 nativeland 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.  Elisabetta shows how this wine can be truly great and exemplifies the true taste of the mountains.

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  • Grapes

    100% Teroldego

     

    Teroldego is a red Italian grape variety grown primarily in the northeastern region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy. This variety produces deeply pigmented red wines with an intensely fruity character, a style that has become something of an icon for Trentino's wine industry. It is soft and needs very little aging, usually being drunk within three years of bottling, though it can cellar well for up to 10 years.

  • Region

    Campo Rotaliano, Trentino, Italy

     

    The Campo Rotaliano is a well-demarcated geographical area, a sort of indentation of the
    Valle dell’Adige, wedged between the mountains.


    Its history and formation are linked to the Noce River, which for centuries has carried limestone, granite and porphyritic debris.

     

    Within this small plain, depending on the basic soil content, it is possible to differentiate micro zones that have been given different names by the winemakers.


    It is through gathering together the grapes of some of these micro zones, characterized by predominantly sandy soils and with different quality requirements that the “Foradori” is born.

  • Viticulture

    Biodynamic

     Upon taking over the family winery, Elisabetta gradually replaced their pergola-trained, high-yielding clones with massale cuttings from the oldest, best Foradori vines trained low on wires in the classic French guyot style. She also began harvesting by hand, pruning rigorously and converting the farming to organic. The upgrade in the vineyard work allowed Elisabetta to make a more concentrated and complex wine, more ready for a world stage while still true to its dark, savoury, alpine roots. Beginning in 2002, she began experimenting with biodynamic techniques, carrying it through all the way to full certification in 2009.

  • Vinification

    • Hand harvested

    • Destemmed

    • Fermented with ambient yeasts in cement

    • No temperature control

    • Aged in cement vats and foudres for 12 months

    • No filtration

    • Annual production: 50.000 bottles

  • Wine Spec

    Vintage: 2018

    Alcohol: 12.5%

    Name of Producer:

     Azienda Agricola Foradori

    Name of Wine:

    Teroldego Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT

     

    Winemaker:

    Elisabetta Foradori

    Origin: 

    Campo Rotaliano, Trentino, Italy 

    Service temperature:

    15-17C

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Wine & Food Matching Ideas

Pizza

Beef stew

Roast lamb

Roasted vegetables

Cheese & charcuterie platter

Pasta

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Try it with

Cacio e pepe

by 

Felicity Cloake

I can't think of a more comforting and cozy combination than this creamy, cheesey, and peppery pasta dish paired with a glass of Teroldego which offers just the right amount of fruit and spice but is also soft and velvety. It's mouth-watering acidity helps cut through the richness. 

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