Foradori Lezèr 2020

This is a relatively light and crisp summer red wine. Its name derives from the Trentino dialectical term for ‘light’, and the Italian ‘leggero’.

Origin

Trentino, Italy

Grape

100% Teroldego

ABV

12.5%

Producer Profile

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,

Grape Profile

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 Profile

Campo Rotaliano, Trentino, Italy

Viticulture

Biodynamic

Vinification

Fermented with ambient yeasts
• No temperature control
• 24 hrs maceration in stainless steel.
• Unfined
• Unfiltered
• Low sulphur

Suggested Food:

Summer salads, BBQ skewered meats and vegetables, cheese and charcuterie

Try it with:

Grilled vegetable kebabs