Foradori
Fontanasanta Manzoni Bianco, 2020

Trentino, Italy

£27.00

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Foradori
Fontanasanta Manzoni Bianco, 2020

Trentino, Italy

£27.00

Manzoni Bianco is considered a native grape to the region, though its origins are a crossing experiment in the 1930s (between Riesling and Pinot Bianco). Foradori’s expression is made with skin contact. We once asked Elisabetta why she chooses to do this and she eloquently explained that the greatest flavours of these grapes are in their skins. Sourced from the Fontanasanta hills, this is a fragrant and textured white with fleshy notes of yellow apple, stem ginger, soft herbs, and a generous whack of almost salty minerality.

Elisabetta Foradori took over her family winery at just 19, after the sudden passing of her beloved father. It was the mid-1980’s, a time when women running wineries was almost unheard of, and the Trentino-Alto Adige region was ripping up their native varieties in favour of French grapes. Along comes Elisabetta, a firecracker determined to preserve her father’s legacy and carve her own path; a path focused on reviving native grapes and traditions, whilst putting farming centre stage. Her efforts saved the red variety Teroldego from extinction, and she has never wavered in her farming-first approach.