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Foradori Granato 2010

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Azienda Agricola Elisabetta Foradori:
The cliffs of the Adige Valley change their appearance as the light shifts across them: awe inspiring when they are veiled by shade or darkened by a heavy sky; and enchanting when the sun shines on them, as they are tinted with delicate shades of pink. The river too changes its mood as the weather changes: when there is bad weather, its rough waters become a whirlpool of green and blue, while o... Read more
The cliffs of the Adige Valley change their appearance as the light shifts across them: awe inspiring when they are veiled by shade or darkened by a heavy sky; and enchanting when the sun shines on them, as they are tinted with delicate shades of pink. The river too changes its mood as the weather changes: when there is bad weather, its rough waters become a whirlpool of green and blue, while on calm evenings they become a sparkling silver ribbon. No one with a sensitive soul can cross this land without being touched by its beauty. After the narrow Salorno Gorge, visitors travelling from the north are welcomed by the marvellous sight of a wide valley. Vineyards and orchards are scattered among these rocky outcrops. Near San Michele all’Adige, on the right bank of the Adige River, a wide plain unfolds beneath the mountains: its name is Campo Rotaliano. This is where the Teroldego, one of the country’s best grapes, thrives. Despite its charm and beauty, this stretch of country is still waiting to be discovered in all its wonder. It is no coincidence that this striking landscape marks the linguistic and cultural boundary between the Tyrol and Trentino, between north and south - an invisible border, yet nevertheless a border. This is where Elisabetta Foradori was born. The Noce valley, Campo Rotaliano with the towns of Mezzolombardo and Mezzocorona, has seen tribes and rulers come and go – Rhaeto-Etruscan settlers, the Romans, Celts, Longobards, Franks, Tyroleans, Austrians, Bavarians and Italians. Whether conquerors or settlers, traders or mercenaries, all have left their mark at this crossroads where valleys, rivers and mountain ranges converge and diverge. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Foradori Granato

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,118
3.50 5
06/09/2014

Oily and smoky on the nose with lots lots of pipe tobacco and used pipe briar aromas. Rich, seamless, and powerful in the mouth. This shows lots of depth on the palate though some wood tannins do intrude on the midplane. Ultimately one finds more power, less detail here and the wine wraps up with a tough, tannic finish. There’s lots of red fruit up a chunky midpalate, then not a lot of detail on the back end. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,118
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 02/03/2010

very tight on the nose with not much going on, some graphite and jammy black fruit with a nice mineral edge emerges with air. This is rich and soft in the mouth though there are solid acids here. The fruit is fairly dark at first then decidedly cherry and more opaque with some bitter wood tannin on the finish. A rich wine with goof length but one that lacks a bit of aromatic depth. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,118
4.00 5
Vintage: 1996 02/03/2010

This features a dark nose with funghi and mineral overtones and a deep and intense core of fruit with cedar, white peppercorn, and cacao tinged oak notes. This is very broad with superb acids and soft tannins. There’s a touch smoldering campfire embedded in the very ripe fruits, but really stays fresh with decent length. Certainly still fruity, but a tad amorphous. 90pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,118
4.40 5
06/09/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Marcello Delucca
117551723
5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/07/2013

A jewel!


Snooth User: Barberolo
721003,140
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/02/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 10/27/2007

Deep black fruits, velvety smooth with a very mineral finish. Tasted at the New York Wine Experience


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549168,752
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 01/01/2010

Dark red in the glass. Black cherry, blueberry and vanilla on the nose. In the mouth this is rich and full with cherry cough syrup, tar, spices and cinnamon.


Snooth User: Giorgio
45093759
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 01/10/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: Sergio Vito
3430920
4.50 5
Vintage: 2001 02/05/2008

The 2003 Granato opens with an intense aroma of fruit compotte and fresh flowers. After the first sip nauces of licorice and dark berries alternate with . Full-bodied, with plenty of fruit, fine tannins and a lingering finish. Will drink best after 2009 and mature over the next 10-15 years.


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External Reviews for Foradori Granato

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 06/25/2014

Dark ruby. Sweet, ripe aromas of red cherry syrup, tobacco and brown spices, with a hint of raspberry liqueur. Dense, thick and sweet on the palate, but with sound acidity framing the rich flavors of red cherry, tobacco and mocha. Finishes broad and very long, with the tannins thoroughly buffered by the wine's rich mid-palate fruit. This is currently an infant and comes across as a little chunky and one-dimensionally fruity, but it has all the trappings to turn into a standout Granato.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 06/25/2014

Aromatic dried herb and violet notes lace this open-knit, creamy red. Bright and lively, with pure flavors of plum sauce, black raspberry, salumi, star anise, espresso and forest floor. Accessible now but suited to the cellar, displaying elegance and integration, density and cut. Teroldego. Drink now through 2024.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 03/05/2009

Foradori's prized Granato is made from old vines Teroldego. A full-bodied red wine that's full of dark cherries, pomegranite and spice on the palate. It's aged in mostly new wood for 18 months.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/16/2009

Foradori's 2004 Granato is a wine of extraordinary personality. Constantly changing in the glass, it offers a kaleidoscope of smoke, tar, graphite, earthiness, roasted coffee beans and sweet dark fruit sensations. It is gorgeously ample and long on t... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from Trentino Alto Adige in Italy. 2004 Foradori Granato Vino da Tavola 375ml



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