Fontanasanta — Manzoni Bianco 2020
A Wine That
is a great first impression of the work and philosophy of the family's work on their 'Fontanasanta' parcel. The 'Fontanasanta' Manzoni Bianco (a hybrid of Riesling and Pinot Bianco) is a beautifully aromatic, almost charming companion that we love thanks to its texture and effortless character. The kind of bottle you hoped to meet sooner along the journey but that will always stay by your side.
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- Winemaker: Foradori
Where and How?
This wine comes from the a fantastic parcel on the Trento hills called 'Fontanasanta' around half an hour South of the Agricola. Here the soils are deep calcerious clay with an Alpine microclimate. Harvest usually takes place in (late) September. The hand-harvested grapes are fermented on the skins in cement tanks and age for 7 months in large acacia barrels. As with all their other wines, this cuvée is bottled unfined, unfiltered with a small addition of SO2.
The Winemaker: Foradori
Elisabetta Foradori is an institution in herself. A winemaking powerhouse. The OG keeper of the Teroldego grape, Elisabetta is largely responsible for the preservation and diversification of the variety.
These days, Foradori is a family affair. In recent years, Elisabetta was joined by sons Emilio and Theo (who LITTLEWINE spoke to for this article) and daughter Myrtha. They now help to run the estate and have brought to the table, as Elisabetta did back in 1984, a fresh perspective on biodynamics and permaculture, which enables the winery to keep on evolving—just as it has done since 1934.