2012 Foradori, Teroldego IGT, Vigneti Delle Dolomiti, Italy.
Elisabetta Foradori’s main Teroldego, formerly known as Rotiliano, is a wonderful red wine from Italy’s high Dolomiti region above Trentino in the greater Alto Adige area, it is full and full of personality, especially this 2012 vintage. The new Foradori is meaty and mineral driven with a real savory spiciness along with tangy dark fruits that slowly emerge with air, this is pretty serious stuff and it does need a bit of air to fully come out of it’s shell. This impressive and complex Teroldego has a deep garnet purplish hue, a hint of bacon/grilled meat and wild herbs and dried flowers on the nose which leads to a palate of refined tannin with blackberry, plum, cherry and tart currant fruit layers as well as all spice, pepper, chalk dust and cedar. Everything feels well defined, focused and flowing in the glass, but this wine really gets much more detailed and thrilling with food, without cuisine it feels a little rustic, but it still charms, drink from 2016 to 2021.
($25 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive