Foradori
Fuoripista Pinot Grigio - 2014
8.25 / 10

Type
White Still, Dry
Producer
Foradori
Vintage
2014
Location
Italy, IGP Vigneti delle Dolomiti
Grapes
Pinot Grigio
Alcohol
11.5
Sugar
0.7
Price
1627 UAH
Cellar
N/A

Producer

Elisabetta Foradori bears a reputation as a very nice and elegant person who mixes seriousness with cheerfulness. Every person I know who met her comes back in awe.

As a winemaker, her career started not by her own will but from unexpected circumstances. Her father’s early death hurled her life into family estate management. Initially, out of a sense of duty and then from newly born passion, she became a rising star.

Though the 90s, Elisabetta Foradori was known as “the queen of Teroldego”. Yet, by 2000 she lost all personal connection to her work and started to question everything, to experiment. That’s how she came to biodynamics, amphoras, the decision to replant the majority of the land from pergola to guyot, and radical changes in vinification.

Today her children help with the winery. Emilio, the eldest, is responsible for viticulture and winemaking since 2013. Theo travels to represent the winery and to communicate with importers and distributors. And Myrtha transforms the winery into a full-blown polycultural farm. They even produce cheese these days!

Ratings

2022-09-13 - 8.25

This wine is truly incredible. A macerated Pinot Grigio that took nothing vulgar from this fact. Not an explosion of flavours and taste, it’s rather delicate and nuanced. Dried stone fruits, flowers, persimmon, and honey. Medium body, good acidity and a long aftertaste. Almost ideal balance. Sophisticated, but not something to break your head on.

Wine #7 on Mixed Bag Vol. 3.