TN: Two New Foradori Teroldegos....(short/boring)

We tried these at Susan’s this weekend, the newest Teroldegos from Elisabetta Foradori:

  1. Foradori Lezer Teroldeso IGT: Vigneti delle Dolomiti Rosso (12.5%; 68% Teroldego/32% Syrah/Lagrein/Merlot;
    LouisDresner/NY; 4 mo. in cement tanks/oak barrels/clay amphorae) Mezzolombardo 2021
    : Med.dark color w/ lots of tiny bubbles; lovely very fragrant floral/Teroldego/licorice/almost Bojo-like bit peppery/licorice/spicy very pretty nose; somr frizzante spicy/Teroldego/licorice/berry light bodied bit earthy/dusty quite pretty flavor w/ very light tannins; med.long pretty floral/Teroldego/licorice/berry bit petillant light-bodied easy-drinking finish; speaks mostly of Teroldego; a rather pretty Vin de Soif. $28.00 (SFW&S)

  1. Foradori Teroldego IGT: Vigneti delle Dolomiti (12%; U;; LouisDresnerSlctns/NY) Mezzolombardo 2021: Rather dark color; very strong blackberry/blueberry/Teroldego some licorice/smokey very spicy slight herbal/leafy rather complex beautiful Teroldego nose; lightly tart/tangy very strong licorice/blueberry/blackberry/very spicy/bit peppery/classic Teroldego some complex slight earthy/dusty flavor w/ light tangy tannins; very long classic Teroldego/licorice/blueberry/blackberry bit dusty/OV some peppery/herbal structured bit complex finish w/ modest tangy tannins; a bit on the rugged side right now but can benefit from 2-5 yrs of age; a classic Foradori expression of Teroldego at a very good price. $30.50 (KK)

More feigelsquash from TheBloodyPulpit:

  1. Elisabetta Foradori is, rightfully so, as the master of the Teroldego grape. The Lezer is a relatively new wine for her, the result of a disastorous 2017 harvest. This is, I believe, the 2’nd vintage of Lezer. I found it interesting that prices for this wine ranged all over the map, from a low of $24 to a high of $48!!
    This wine is designed to be a Vin de Soif and it fills that role very nicely. Not a serious red & very easy drinking, it does, indeed, speak of Teroldego.
    Elisabetta’s basic Teroldego is a must-buy for me every year. Her top-end Granato Teroldego is clearly her best but needs lots of age to develop in to a magnificant expression of Teroldego.

Have you tried the Sgarzon?

I have had some different vintages (including aged up to 15 years) of the entry Foradori and a 2011 Granato, lovely wines yet a bit on the fuller/chunkier direction.

The one and only Sgarzon (2016) I had, not long ago, intrigued me quite a bit having had the other two bottlings. Required time to come together but was surprised about how elegant and beautiful it was. Quite the opposite to the above two bottling. A terrific wine.

All the new Foradoris are on tap for Wed. Including the Sgarzon. And Granato '20.

Since you have quite a bit of experience with her wines I’ll be curious to hear what your impression will be.

The bottle I had was quite disjointed (PnP), didn’t like it much at all on the first night, came together on the second day with more time in the glass and was terrific by the third night.