Intense spicy fruit — 4 months ago
This variety – Nosiola – is an ancient, regional specialty of Trentino-Alto Adige in Northern Italy, known for its distinctive hazelnut aromas that occur naturally, not from long-term oak or bottle aging (which can also contribute nuttiness in white wines). In Italian, “nocciola” means hazelnut, a clear etymological link.
After learning about this unique variety, we had to track down a wine made from it. When we discovered that Azienda Agricola Foradori makes a single variety expression, we were sold!!
This wine was made biodynamically, with ancient practices in the winery, including 8 months of skin contact in clay amphorae. The resulting wine is alive, awakening as it breathes, and evolving from sip to sip.
It first opened with notes of lemongrass, lemon verbena, fresh mint and basil, and delicate white pepper. As it evolved, it took on notes of geranium, white blossom, honeydew, grapefruit pith, elderberry, and wet stones. With even more time, I detected some of that hazelnut character, although, admittedly, it could have been the power of suggestion leading me there…
One thing is for certain: it’s delicious, layered, and like nothing we’ve tasted before. — 17 days ago
Ananas et noisette! — 5 months ago
So pretty and balanced w perfect skin contact astringency — 2 months ago
2022. A Foradori skin contact white that I haven’t tried… yes, we are having two wines with dinner tonight! The floral aromas and rich mouthfeel paired great with the richer sauces on the grilled turbot and octopus dishes. So fun to have two different great wines to compare and contrast. — 2 months ago
Orange wine done right. Light skin contact, deep golden color, fresh apricot, honey, nothing in the way. COS doesn’t miss. — 5 months ago
Had Queen of the Sierra orange at SL tasting- big and crunchy — 8 months ago