Manzoni Bianco IGT Vigneti delle Dolomiti "Fontanasanta"
100% Manzoni Bianco. Manzoni is a 1930's crossing of Riesling and Pinot Bianco, developed in the Veneto by Dr. Luigi Manzoni. Foradori works 5 hectares of this rare variety in the Fontanasanta vineyard at about 400 meters above the city of Trento, a few miles down valley from the Foradori estate in Mezzolombardo. The vines are 15 to 35 years old and grow on clay-limestone soils. The farming is organic. The bunches are harvested by hand and destemmed. Fermentation is spontaneous with indigenous yeasts and without sulfur in cement and steel tanks; maceration with the skins lasts 3-4 days. The wine goes through malo and is aged in used acacia barrels for a year. It is bottled without fining or filtering and with the wine's only small dose of sulfur. Like all Foradori wines, the wine is classified as IGT Vigneti delle Dolomiti.