Teroldego IGT Vigneti delle Dolomiti "Sgarzon"


100% Teroldego. Local dialect for "vine shoot", "Sgarzon" is a cooler, sandier 2.5 hectares of vines 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 only small dose of sulfur. Sgarzon and its identically made companion wine, Morei (from a warmer, stonier vineyard area nearby) develop more quickly in clay than the foudre-aged Foradori and Granato and are thus released earlier.  

95 points
"A drop-dead gorgeous display of dusty violet and lavender tones gives way to wild blueberries and shavings of pine as the 2022 Teroldego Sgarzon blossoms in the glass. This is texturally deep, with silken waves of ripe red and blue fruits flowing across a juicy acidity stream. Crunchy mineral tones add lovely depth and hints of blood orange as the 2022 tapers off with tremendous length. A staining of tart blackberry and gently grippy tannins resonate on. In 2022, the Sgarzon has it all: depth, complexity, energy, power and structure. I love it."
Eric Guido,
Vinous Media
March 2024

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