Teroldego IGT Vigneti delle Dolomiti "Morei"


100% Teroldego. Local dialect for "dark", "Morei" is a warmer, stonier 2.5 hectares on the Campo Rotaliano plateau near the winery in the foothills of the Dolomites. Elisabetta planted the vines in guyot from massale cuttings in 1984. The farming is certified-biodynamic and the harvest is by hand. The bunches are destemmed, with the grapes going directly into clay amphorae (tinajas from J. Padilla in Spain) for an open-top, spontaneous fermentation without sulfur; the vessels are then closed for 6-8 months of maceration. The wine is bottled without fining or filtering and with its first and only small dose of sulfur. Morei and its identically made companion wine, Sgarzon (from a cooler, sandier site nearby) develop more quickly in clay than the foudre-aged Foradori and Granato and are thus released earlier. 


92 points
"A beguiling blend of black raspberries, exotic spice, leather straps, cocoa and crushed stones makes the 2022 Teroldego Morei impossible to ignore. This is juicy and fresh in style with lifted textures, crisp wild berry fruits and zesty acidity that keeps the energy remarkably high. Tactile mineral tones add a pleasant crunch as hints of white pepper and pomegranate linger over a bed of gently grippy tannins. The 2022 Morei has a more immediate feel than past vintages, yet its balance can not be denied. The purity alone is spellbinding."
Eric Guido,
Vinous Media
March 2024

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