Granato Cru

Foradori

Pronunciation
gran-ah-toe
Year
Current Vintage
Type
Red
Winery
Foradori
Region
Trentino-Alto Adige
Oenologist
Elisabetta Foradori

Overview

Foradori's Granato has consistently been a Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri winner and is widely considered one of the greatest wines of Trentino. Granato is especially concentrated and dense Teroldego. The unique elements at the root of this wine are the careful selection of the variety's best phenotypes, the vineyards great biodiversity, the sharp reduction of the yields, plus the firm belief that Teroldego grapes have a huge qualitative potential. This small, ultra-modern estate is run by Elisabetta Foradori, a woman of boundless energy and verve who was born into the winemaking business. In the twenty years she has run the estate Elisabetta has made some outstanding wines, but she continuously strives to do more. This determined young lady is fascinated by teroldego despite its difficult nature; by dedicating herself to developing wines that express its unique nature she has made this local and esoteric grape into a superstar.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
Teroldego 100%
Vinification
Fermentation in large, open oak barrels
Aging
18 months in small oak casks
Alcohol
13.5%
| Appearance
Deep ruby red
| Aroma
Raspberry and cut flowers, with a hint of tar
| Taste
Full-bodied with super velvety tannins, a beautiful core of fruit and long long finish
| Serving Suggestions
Game meat and cheese

Granato Cru

Suggested Retail:
$73.00
CSPC#:
724891
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Robert Parker - Antonio Galloni - 94 points

The 2006 Granato further establishes Foradori as one of Italy’s premier winemakers. This is a stunning red from start to finish. The wine bursts onto the palate with a neverending kaleidoscope of dried roses, spices, pomegranate and raspberries. This medium to full-bodied Granato possesses stunning balance and finessed, elegant tannins that caress the palate with notable elegance. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2021. Once again I was blown away by Elisabetta Foradori’s Granato.

Wine Spectator - November 2008 - James Suckling - 93 points

Shows wonderful aromas of raspberry and cut flowers, with a hint of tar. Full-bodied, with supervelvety tannins, a beautiful core of fruit and a long, long finish. Rich and powerful, yet wonderfully textured. Best after 2011. 3,500 cases made