Pale gold with a delicate nose that is multilayered and elegant. Bitter almond and citrus flavours with bright acidity and a blossom finish.
Foradori is tucked into the Dolomites, up in Trentino, to the north of Lake Garda, and Elisabetta Foradori has been working painstakingly in the vineyards here since the mid-Eighties. She is known for her painstaking attention to detail and quality, as well as for the red wines she makes from the teroldego grape. However she also has a loyal following for the wines, like this one, that she makes in amphorae.
The grape here is white, called Nosiola, and it is rare, found only in Trentino, though it is thought to be the offspring of raetica, in Roman times the most widely planted grape across northern Italy.
The rarity of this wine, the tenacity required to track down a bottle and the fact that it unfolds so gradually but rewardingly with time make it an unusual kind of luxury.