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Foradori Fontanasanta Nosiola

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Italy , Trentino-Alto Adige
750 ml
Grape Varieties:
  • 100% Nosiola
Foradori Fontanasanta Nosiola
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It is difficult to describe Elsabetta Foradori without conveying her determination, passion and dedication. Just after graduating from oenological school in 1984 she took over the family estate, dedicating all her efforts to restoring the Teroldego grape to its former glory.

The vineyards are located on the Campo Rotaliano, an alluvial plane nestled in the Dolomite mountains: the Teroldego planted on sandy, pebbly planes and the white varieties Manzoni Bianco & Nosiola on the marly, calcareous clays of the hills.

She converted the estate to biodynamic farming in 2002, and since then every gesture and every decision in the vineyard and in the cellar are dictated by nature's rhythms and cycles.

Nosiola is an ancient grape variety native to Trentino, once widespread throughout the region but whose cultivation is now restricted to the Valle dei Laghi and the hills above Trento and Pressano. It is a variety that gives a strong expression of its character only through the equilibrium found on poor soils, giving rise to wines of great delicacy and longevity. Nosiola has always been fermented on the skins in the past. The ability to obtain grapes that are "alive" and rich with the energy derived from the application of biodynamics in the vineyard and the extraordinary energetic force of the amphora, allow  to produce this wine using an “ancient” method. The shape and the porosity of the clay, from which the amphora (tinaja from Villarobledo, Spain) is made, permit a long stay of the wine on the skins: thus all of the Nosiola’s character is revealed slowly and with an evolution that requires patience and time. It should be served during a meal after a long aeration and a minimum temperature of 15 degrees.

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