Foradori 'Fontanasanta' Manzoni 2017 Magnum
The winemaking philosophy is best summed up by Elisabetta: “We do not intervene in the winery; nothing is added, but we guide the wine while paying attention to its needs. Thus, the wine keeps an expressive spontaneity and bears the personality of its intense and live raw material. In this way, we seem to bring into the wineglass the fragrance of the flowers from the mountain pastures, the minerality of the surrounding cliffs, the transparency of the mountain skies, the character of the people that live in these alpine valleys. It is our duty to convey with each bottle the character of the land of Trentino.”
Manzoni bianco (incrocio manzoni) is an actual cross between riesling and pinot blanc, a 1930s project by a fella (professor) named Luigi Manzoni who had a thing for mixing grape varieties together. Anyway, here is Foradori’s version.
Starts off with quince, lemongrass, ginger, whiffs of fennel and spicy mint, touch of citrus. Like this. Loaded with flavour, tightly wound but with a juiciness in tow, citrus and ginger is strong, some herbal notes, good length, bristle of tangy acidity and an impressive, near-sparkling finish. Licks of talc and chalk throughout for texture. Seriously good, seriously complex, fascinating and delicious.
alternate white varieties