Fontanasanta Nosiola - 2016 - Elisabetta Foradori - Magnum
Despite a long maceration on the skins, what we have here is a very clear juice, closer to a white wine, since the Nosiola grape variety is very low in tannins. A dry wine, rich and direct, with notes of orange blossom and grapefruit. It’s delightfully surprising!
- 150 cl
- Original features
- Dolomiti IGP
- Degree of alcohol
- 12 %
- To drink from
- 2021 to 2026
The estate is located in the region of Trentin, in northeast Italy. The viticulture is respectful and non-interventionist. This grape variety, Nosiola, is cultivated on a poor, clay soil and even though it was a traditionnal variety from the area, it has become quite rare because it is difficult to grow in the humid Alpes. Vinification: the grapes are de-stemmed, undergo a long maceration on skins from September to March in closed clay amphorae from Spain, for 8 months. In time, the wine will be separated from the skins by racking, then be matured an additional 2 months in acacia wood barrels. A very light dose of sulphites at bottling.
Elisabetta Foradori cultivates 26 hectares nestled amidst the Dolomite Mountains, in Mezzolombardo, on the Campo Rotaliano plain. Her family estate was founded there in 1901 on an exceptional terroir. The viticulture advocated by Elisabetta is profoundly rooted in her own principals about life, biodiversity, and energy, with biodynamics strongly informing her views on the latter. The use of...All wines
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