How can one try to describe the wines of Elisabetta? It’s easy to say that, in this case, the grape does not fall far from the vine or the hand that cultivated it. Foradori - immediately striking, gracefully elegant, discerningly tasteful, soberly serious while at the same time wry and playful, and above all always generous and sincere. Wait, is that Elisabetta or her wines? In fact, it could easily be used to describe one or the other.
This visit with Elisabetta Foradori took place in November, 2011.
Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Alex Finberg and Josefa Concannon.
I.G.T Vigneti delle Dolomiti "Fontanasanta Manzoni Bianco"GRAPE: Manzoni Bianco
LOCATION OF VINEYARDS: Hills above Trento, Fontanasanta
SIZE OF VINEYARDS: various vineyards, in total 3 hectares
6,000 vines per hectare (guyot)
SOIL: calcareous clay
VINIFICATION:fermentation, with one week of maceration in cement
tank, followed by 12 months of aging in acacia casks.