Wine of the Day August 15, 2013

2011ForadoriNosiola2011 Foradori, Nosiola Fontanasanta, Vignetti Delle Dolomiti IGT, Italy.
Elisabetta Foradori’s white wines are mesmerizing and dramatic with salty intensity and meaningful extract and this rare Nosiola is a dynamic expression of ancient methods and passionate artisan craftsmanship. This wine was fermented on the skins and aged in amphora, making similar to an “orange” wine, though Foradori has created a modern version that is fresher and elegant in style, these are fantastic wines that deserve all the attention they are getting. The unique ancient varietal Nosiola shows bright citrus notes with hints at stone fruit, loads of mineral, spice and distilled pear with a touch of tannin, chalky texture and a real briny/saline tone. This tangy white has plenty of mouthwatering acidity and finishes with good length that leaves a melon and lemon/lime aftertaste plus a zesty orange rind note. This is a superb wine and is sublime with food and gives tons of excitement, I highly recommend trying Elisabetta’s fine efforts, both her reds and whites are simply stunning.
($40 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive