2020 Foradori Fontanasanta Manzoni Bianco 1.5L

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Foradori |Alto Adige |Manzoni
Biodynamic white blend from the gentle, legendary hands of Elisabetta Foradori, described by James Suckling as "maybe the greatest natural wine I have ever tasted..."

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The Manzoni Bianco variety is a genetic cross between Riesling and Pinot Blanc, and is one of Elisabetta Foradori's most fascinating wines.

It's an aromatic gem that gently edges towards an amber style as it is fermented on skins in cement tanks, before aging in acacia barrels (rather than oak).

The wine is beautifully scented, crisp yet textural. It's a charming, idiosyncratic white with an incredible, evolving minerality - you'll want to sit, sniff and savour every glass.

And as a true natural wine with no additions, it is almost without peer.

The knowledge of the rhythms and cycles of nature has been perfected over time with observation: every season brings us new things, every day teaches and makes us understand. We have learned to listen to grasp the subtle differences existing in nature, we have learned to preserve the sincerity of the character of the grape in the expression of its place of origin.


Our agricultural gestures rise to creativity: we have the task and the privilege of getting up every morning and being free to work according to the message that the earth wants to give us at that moment.


The hill overlooking Trento, with its clayey-limestone soils, welcomes the Manzoni Bianco and matures the grapes in late September. The character of the Fontanasanta vineyards is expressed through this hybrid, born of a mix of Riesling with Pinot Bianco. Its ability to evolve overtime requires patience; Fontanasanta Manzoni Bianco is a wine that really comes into its own at least three years after harvest.


Foradori has been certified as a Demeter and ICEA since 2009.

98 Points - "Maybe the greatest natural white wine I have ever tasted. Complex and strikingly original lemon-zest, smoke and dried-chamomile aromas pour from the glass. Then comes the concentrated but very refined palate,followed by a super-long finish that’s a cascading waterfall of wet-stone minerality. Just doesn’t want to stop! From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drink or hold." - James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com)

Elisabetta Foradori

Elisabetta Foradori is a trailblazing organic winegrower from the town of Trentino in Mezzolambardo.

Her first vintage was in 1984, with her conversion to biodynamics beginning in 2002. By 2007 she was certified and now is considered one of the most forward-thinking winegrowers in Italy with a huge international profile.

Her wines are made with a natural sensibility. The gentle use of clay amphora and inert vessels for ferments and maturation sees her mainline a sense of place from grape to glass.

Elisabetta in the cellar Elisabetta Foradori

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