Awarded 95 points and Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their November 2017 edition Producer Profile feature on Foradori (see blue link below)....
Foradori Sgarzon 2015 - November 2017 Decanter review
... and awarded 93 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their January 2018 edition article: The Most Exciting Wines of 2017 (see blue link below).
Foradori Sgarzon 2015 - January 2018 Decanter review
It could be said that Elisabetta Foradori has single handedly brought the intriguing Teroldego grape back from the brink of extinction. She is also one of the key figureheads of Biodynamic production in the Trentino. She is someone deeply attached to her native land and vineyards. 'My memories are here. I’ve known in my mind ever since I was a small girl that the only place I felt well was in nature, maybe because I was born and raised among vineyards.' Today she resides over a beautiful estate of some 26 hectares and produces 160 000 bottles of superb biodynamic wine from various local varieties but her signature wine is Teroldego. Their wines are certified as both Organic and Biodynamic.
Sgarzo means vine shoot in the Campo Rotaliano. The vines that grow in the Sgarzon vineyard benefit from the cooler climate that distinguishes this site. This causes the Teroldego's character to change slightly and it is enriched with a freshness unusual to Teroldego. The eight months spent on the skins in amphorae (tinajas from Villarobledo,Spain), retain and amplify its distinctiveness. The Sgarzon strongly expresses the great versitility of this variety.
The Sgarzon Teroldego has aromas of rose petal, blueberry and lemon peel. It has a full body with firm, silky tannins and a long, flavourful finish.
This wine is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.