The winery is situated in the middle of several acres of vineyards Vittorio Foradori purchased in 1929, in the town of Mezzolombardo. Foradori does not use synthetic chemicals, pesticides or fertilizers. They are certified by ICEA and Demeter since 2009. They harvest the grapes from vineyards covering 26 hectares – 80% of Teroldego, 15% of Manzoni Bianco and 5% of Nosiola – to produce an average of 160,000 bottles per year: 90,000 of Foradori, 20,000 of Granato, 20,000 of Fontanasanta Manzoni Bianco, 8,000 of Fontanasanta Nosiola and 10,000 for each of the old vineyards of Teroldego Sgarzon and Morei.
This wine pours from the bottle with a gorgeous color that recalls a shiny ruby that has been hit by a sunbeam. The 2018 Teroldego Foradori opens to soft aromas of cherry, ripe blackberry and cassis. There is a lot of primary fruit packed in tight, and this is a typical characteristic of Trentino’s Teroldego grape. The wine trends softly and lightly across the palate with medium weight and a relatively soft finish with some tart tannins on the close. This wine was not produced in 2017 because of hail damage. [91 Points, Monica Larner – February 2021, robertparker.com]