2018 Granato, Foradori, Trentino, Italy
Teroldego is an indigenousness grape to Trentino brought back from the edge of extinction by lauded, passionate, local Italian winemaker; Elisabetta Foradori. A Pinot Noir, Lagrein and Syrah ancestral mash-up, this grape has many relations but is truly incomparable and will trip up even the best of blind tasters.
"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" says Foradori. This great of the Italian wine industry is one of the most respected women in wine and her dedication to preserving the local grapes of her region and nurturing them unto their fullest, ripest and most delicious expression has been a labour of love and one for which all wine aficionados are grateful.
We're thrilled to have a small allocation of her Granato from the warm 2018 vintage which Falstaff magazine has rated as 94 points. This wine is full of wild berries and forest floor with walnuts, baked bread, leather, eucalyptus and pomegranate too.
Rich, deep dark ruby violet. Intense nose with a fine play of violets, elderberries and dark chocolate. Juicy on the palate, shows a lot of elderberries, fine-meshed tannins, shows very good tension, verve and a long finish. 94 Points. Falstaff
FOOD PAIRING INSPIRATION
A wine for cured ham, delicatessen meats and ham and cheese inspired pasta recipes.
VINTAGE AND WINEMAKING
In Northern Italy, 2018 looked like it was heading for a washout until a very warm summer ripened the grapes to perfection.
Farming is organic and biodynamic and the grapes are destemmed and fermented in open top casks and matured for 15 months in wood with no filtration or fining on bottling.
An organic, biodynamic, lover of the land, Elisabetta Foradori is a wine heroine to many. She has made it her life's work to extract the finest expression from the local indigenous grapes of Trentino and her passion has brought international acclaim and some serious prices too.
The estate has been in the family since 1934 but the first wine was not bottled until 1960 and Elisabetta didn't sweat a harvest until 1984 once her oenology degree was completed. Taking what she had learnt about vine training and vineyard practices, she began to employ these in her family vineyards to national acclaim. Improved, natural practices in the winery soon followed and whilst costs per bottle were increasing for Elisabetta she had found a market for her wines thanks to their ever growing quality and a national market thirsty for alternatives to Sangiovese and Nebbiolo.
The Foradori estate today comprises 28 hectares of vines (75% Teroldego, 15% Manzoni Bianco, 5% Nosiola, 5% Pinot Grigio) and produces around 160,000 bottles in a normal vintage.
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SERVICE AND STORAGE TIPS
This wine should be stored around 12°C and served between 16-18°C. We recommend a minimum of 3 hours decanting before approaching this wine.
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2018 Granato, Foradori, Trentino, Italy
|Wine Classification||Dolomiti IGT|
|Vintage Quality||Outstanding - Parker|
|Maturity||Will Improve with age
|Bottle Type||Bordeaux 75cl
|Food Pairing||Spaghetti Carbonara, Cured Ham|
|Awards||94 Points - Falstaff|
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