2018 Foradori Granato
2018 Foradori Granato; Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Teroldego is a deeply colored red wine grape grown mostly in the mountainous Trentino wine region of northern Italy where it is the main dark-skinned variety. This variety produces deeply pigmented red wines with an intensely fruity character, a style that has become something of an icon for Trentino’s wine industry. It is soft and needs very little aging, usually being drunk within three years of bottling, though it can cellar well for up to 10 years.
Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT is an IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) title of the Trentino-Alto Adige region in the far northern reaches of alpine Italy. Its geographical area also spills over into Veneto (specifically the Belluno province), but the vast majority of Vigneti delle Dolomiti wines are from Trentino-Alto Adige. The German-language form of the title is Weinberg Dolomiten.
Foradori is a wine estate in the Dolomites region of northern Italy, particularly known for its red wines from the Teroldego variety. The estate dates back to 1901, and has been owned by the Foradori family since 1939. Elisabetta Foradori has made the wine since 1984.
There are 28 hectares (69 acres) of vineyards in multiple small plots around the Campo Rotaliano plain, 75 percent of which are planted with Teroldego The rest are planted to Manzoni Bianco, with small amounts of Nosiola and Pinot Grigio. Foridori’s vineyards have been farmed biodynamically since 2002 and were certified by Demeter in 2009.