Nosiola IGT Vigneti delle Dolomiti "Fontanasanta"


100% Nosiola. Foradori works 2 hectares of this ancient local 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 on clay-limestone soils, lower on the hills than the Manzoni Bianco vines that the Foradoris also tend here. The farming is organic. The bunches are harvested by hand and destemmed. The grapes go directly into clay amphorae or tinajas (from J. Padella in Spain), where they ferment spontaneously and macerate for 6 to 8 months. The wine then spends a brief period in used acacia barrels. 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.


93 points
"The 2022 Nosiola Fontanasanta entices with a bouquet that mixes tropical citrus and sweet spice with nectarines and wet stone. This is a model of purity with zesty orange citrus and brisk acidity up front, giving way to an array of exotic inner florals and hints of raw honey. The 2022 tapers off long and staining yet is still remarkably fresh, leaving candied lime to contrast with sour melon. Wow, the 2022 Nosiola is a joy ride yet maintains an immaculate balance."
Eric Guido,
Vinous Media
March 2024

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