What Are You Tasting: 2012 Foradori Manzoni Bianco "Fontanasanta"

 
 

Wine

Elisabath Foradori is the winemaker of this unique white made from the grape Manzoni Bianco. In taking over her small family’s winery at the age of 20 she found passion in rebuilding the life of the indigenous Teroldgeo grape alongside Manzoni Bianco. Manzoni is the result of a cross between two grapes: Pinot Bianco and Riesling.

Place

The Dolomites in North Eastern Italy right by the Austrian border. This cool tempered climate helps the Riesling side of Manzoni Bianco show its colors.

Pairing

This wine gained the lovely floral nose that Riesling offers with the citrus notes of Pinot Bianco. Skin fermentation gives it a slight cider-esk quality as well. Its lush mouth-feel and dry finish make it a great aperitif, but it would also pair very well with salmon or tuna. A great white for winter!

Takeaway

Elisabeth Foradori has done an outstanding job bringing quality and resonance to these unknown grapes. Like fine white Burgundy we think this wine should be a staple on every restaurants wine list. 

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