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.
“Morei” means dark in the dialect of Trentino and the grapes from this vineyard mirror this meaning. Their roots plunge deep in the stones and sand of the soil carried by the river Noce giving rise to wines with a dense and mineral texture. Thus, Teroldego Morei takes shape and is reborn amplified and transformed.
This is one of Foradori’s celebrated single-vineyard red wines that is aged in amphorae before release. The 2015 Teroldego Morei is a dark and powerful red wine made with one of Italy’s most singular and territory-specific indigenous grapes. This is a penetrating and forceful expression that offers dark fruit, moist chewing tobacco, dark spice and tar. You’ll also recognize faint hints of black olive and caper. Smoke and ash appear as background layers. This is a very successful rendition, although be prepared for the bracing acidity that characterizes this grape. [91 Points, Monica Larner – July 2017, robertparker.com]