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"My wines possess nature's slowness," says Elisabetta Foradori, who in 1976 inherited 22 hectares of Teroldego vineyards in Mezzolombardo, located north of Trento. Viticulturist Foradori's first instinct was to cut quantity and slowly increase grape quality through measures such as pruning.
But the effort didn't satisfy her. She eventually tore out the existing vineyards and replanted them with a smaller quantity of top-notch grapes that she decided to produce organically. In 2000, she committed herself to biodynamic farming and adopted the holistic principles of Rudolf Steiner, the 20th century Austrian philosopher who embraced the concept of spiritual science.
Everything about Foradori's wines expresses a sense "place," or terroir. Exhaustive research led her to revive Teroldego clones, yielding a wine that reflects the unique characteristics of the Campo Rotaliano, the alluvial plain of the Noce River.
When the Noce was rerouted in the mid-19th century, it left tiny pebbles and larger stones in the subsoil, creating excellent floodplain drainage more typical of hillside vineyards. In summer, the river-carved cliffs on each side of the Noce channel breezes from Lake Garda. In winter, they protect the vineyards from alpine air.
Foradori produces about 120,000 bottles of "Foradori" Teroldego Rotaliano DOC (100 percent Teroldego) but only 30,000 of "Granato" Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT Rosso (100 percent Teroldego, made from the best grapes from her best vineyards). Though DOC (Denomination and Origin Controlled) is technically a stricter wine classification than IGT (Typical Regional Wine), the "Granato" is Foradori's top quality wine and consistently receives international attention and praise.