In northern Italy, the alpine vineyards of Trentino – also called Italian Tyrol – are rich in many grape varieties, particularly autochthonous, such as Teroldego, a red grape variety specific to the territory of Campo Rotaliano, an alluvial plain particularly suitable for viticulture, where Domaine Foradori has forged a reputation that goes far beyond Italian borders.
The Foradori family estate is located in Mezzolombardo, at the foot of the Dolomites, in the heart of Campo Rotaliano, an alluvial plain inscribed in the valley between the Adige River and its tributary the Noce, with sandy and gravelly soils. It has been run since 1984 by Elisabetta Foradori, who made it the pioneering estate of the rebirth of local Teroldego, with the particular complicity of Rainer Zierock, professor, oenologist and wine philosopher. Massale selection of the grapes and strict selection of the terroirs, evolution towards biodynamics in the 2000s, natural vinification, in particular in terracotta amphoras (Spanish tinajas): these are the main characteristics of Elisabetta Foradori's career. Today, her three children are gradually taking over the running of the domain. The 26 hectares of the estate include, in addition to Teroldego, plots of Pinot Grigio, as well as local white grape varieties (Manzoni bianco and Nosiola) on the clay-limestone terroir of Fontanasanta to the east of Trento. Deep respect for nature and biodiversity, extreme rigor in vine management and winemaking: Elisabetta Foradori has established herself as one of the most outstanding personalities of Italian viticulture.