Foradori

Fontanasanta Vigneti Delle Dolomiti Nosiola

9.15 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Vigneti Delle Dolomiti, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Nosiola
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Sweet florals, spice, lemon curd and mint create a thoroughly inviting bouquet as the 2021 Nosiola Fontanasanta opens in the glass. This is soothingly soft, traversing both savory and sweet. It's perfumed, like liquid flowers mixed with the essence of apple as it flows across the palate. The 2021 finishes savory, nearly salty in style, with lingering citrus hints. (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2023)

Sweet florals, spice, lemon curd and mint create a thoroughly inviting bouquet as the 2021 Nosiola Fontanasanta opens in the glass. This is soothingly soft, traversing both savory and sweet. It's perfumed, like liquid flowers mixed with the essence of apple as it flows across the palate. The 2021 finishes savory, nearly salty in style, with lingering citrus hints. (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2023)

May 5th, 2023
Vanessa

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.

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.

Nov 12th, 2023
Kamall

Savory, a little nutty and tart. Lovely.

Savory, a little nutty and tart. Lovely.

Jun 12th, 2023
Scott Melvin

Scott had this 5 months ago

Scott had this 5 months ago

Sep 23rd, 2023
Loren Gesinsky

Loren had this 8 months ago

Loren had this 8 months ago

Jul 4th, 2023
Carla Hine

Carla had this 4 months ago

Carla had this 4 months ago

Oct 27th, 2023