At the helm today, a fourth generation of winemakers run Foradori’s activities. It was Elisabetta Foradori and Rainer Zierock’s work that led to the salvage and regeneration of the Teroldego grape variety through their cultivation of the grape’s original genetic family. Today their children Emilio, Theo and Myrtha Zierock continue in their footsteps to run the winery.
Philosopher-winemaker Emilio manages wine production, while political journalist Theo oversees the winery’s business and commerce from his home in Naples. Market gardener Myrtha takes care of Foradori’s farming and gradual expansion.
Together the three of them oversee the smooth running of the winery, supported constantly by their mother Elisabetta.
The Manzoni Bianco “Fontanasanta” by Foradori born from the union of Riesling and Pinot Bianco and offers immediately enjoyable and intriguing notes of fruit, where features peach, pear, spices, flowers, honey and caramel delicate. We are facing with a wine that shows itself in all its uniqueness and its distinctive personality that is born by the inspiration and experience of Elisabetta Foradori, one of the most important and special women wine that has established itself in the Italian wine scene with great authority, giving luster to the vines from Trentino less known as Teroldego, Nosiola or, as in this case, the Manzoni Bianco. Elisabetta betting everything on the potential of the area, on the characteristics of the terroir, giving us such great wines, territorial, perfect expression of the place. We are in the vineyard Fontanasanta, east of Trento, in an agricultural landscape that perfectly balances the urbanization with nature; here the soils are rich in clay, clay, limestone. A perfect terrain to best express two vines from the roots so deeply linked to this territory.
The hill overlooking Trento, with its clayey-limestone soils, welcomes the Manzoni Bianco and matures the grapes in late September. The character of the Fontanasanta vineyards is expressed through this hybrid, born of a mix of Riesling with Pinot Bianco. Its ability to evolve overtime requires patience; Fontanasanta Manzoni Bianco is a wine that really comes into its own at least three years after harvest.
Alcohol Grade: 12%
Fermentation on the skins in cement tanks, followed by 12 months of aging in acacia casks
Annual production: 25.000 bottles
Aging Capacity: 3-5 years
Size: 750 ml