I like wines that reflect a terroir and mirror the nature where they are born. As my wine taste matures , I definitely want wines that reflect typicity rather than too much expertise of the winemaker
The wines of Foradori are not new to me. In a previous wine drinker life, I used to be a big fan of Granato, the flagship wine of Elisabetta. This super Northern Italian red took Teroldego to International wine stardom. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy Granato but nowadays prefer a fresher natural version of Teroldego.
Morei represents for me an evolution in the style of Elisabetta. This single Vineyard Teroldego submerges the drinker right away into an Alpine haze. Here, we are far away from the concentration and flashiness of Granato and into a finer expression of Teroldego
This Teroldego spends 8 months in amphorae for fermentation and aging. Definitely this method contributes for the vibrancy and energy of this Dolomite Rosso. It has an incredible perfume of fresh mountain herbs and scrub. A sense impression so powerful that it brought out childhood summer vacations to the Dolomites.
On the palate, the wine mirrors well the stony Terroir of Campo Rotaliano. Beautiful crunchy red fruit with a delicious acidity and incredible finesse. But above all, is the mesmerizing minerality that Morei display that fascinates me. This wine is the unquestionable proof that biodynamics works in the vineyard ( if you ever wondered)
Elisabetta join ranks with Arianna Occhipinti and Elena Pantaleoni in a group of female Italian winemakers that are charting a new direction for Italian wine in the 21st century
Teroldego Morei 2017 is available through private import by Oenopole ( $58, 6 pack case)