Sgarzon

2018
Italy
Trentino

100% Teroldego. Sgarzon is a cooler, sandier 2.5-hectare vineyard averaging 25 years old on the Campo Rotaliano plateau, a broad, flat, sunny and well-drained expanse of vines in the shadow of the Dolomites. As for all Foradori wines, the farming is certified-biodynamic and the harvest is by hand. Sgarzon is very close to the Morei site and made identically: destemmed whole berries are put in clay amphorae for spontaneous fermentation and aging for 8 months. There is no sulfur used until racking and bottling. Both Sgarzon and Morei develop more quickly, being raised in clay, compared to the traditional foudre-aged Foradori red, and are therefore released earlier. Interestingly, both were originally bottled in 1987 through 1999, then discontinued until the 2009 vintage--at this point, Elisabetta had converted the vineyards and gotten them certified biodynamic and was ready to embark again on expressing these two particular terroirs. The name Sgarzon comes from sgarzo, local dialect for "vine shoot".

93 points
"The 2018 Foradori Teroldego Sgarzon is dark and brooding in the glass, as if black ashen stones had been crushed, and within them was a mix of wild berry, currants, tobacco and moist earth. However, there’s a lift and purity to its fruit, as the wine coasts across a mix of zesty acids and minerals, coming across as energetic, contrasted by a twang of sour cranberry. A hint of grippy tannin lingers along with tart primary fruits, leading me to believe that a few years in the cellar will reveal even further depths. This wine was tasted over the course of two days, and it only got better the longer it was opened. "
Eric Guido,
Vinous Media
, November 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB0357-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Teroldego
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic