This variety – Nosiola – is an ancient, regional specialty of Trentino-Alto Adige in Northern Italy, known for its distinctive hazelnut aromas that occur naturally, not from long-term oak or bottle aging (which can also contribute nuttiness in white wines). In Italian, “nocciola” means hazelnut, a clear etymological link.
After learning about this unique variety, we had to track down a wine made from it. When we discovered that Azienda Agricola Foradori makes a single variety expression, we were sold!!
This wine was made biodynamically, with ancient practices in the winery, including 8 months of skin contact in clay amphorae. The resulting wine is alive, awakening as it breathes, and evolving from sip to sip.
It first opened with notes of lemongrass, lemon verbena, fresh mint and basil, and delicate white pepper. As it evolved, it took on notes of geranium, white blossom, honeydew, grapefruit pith, elderberry, and wet stones. With even more time, I detected some of that hazelnut character, although, admittedly, it could have been the power of suggestion leading me there…
One thing is for certain: it’s delicious, layered, and like nothing we’ve tasted before. — 17 days ago
2023/9. Nice, traditional mountain Spanna, lithe but autumnal, ready to drink — 2 months ago
Solid white, not a tad but I’d dryness to it on the finish, but initially very full and fruity. “Orchardy” is how our server described it and for some reason that hit. A touch of sweetness that I enjoyed, but not overly so. — 11 days ago
Queen of the Dolomites delivers. — 5 days ago
Very good. Found at Kroger. Bottle didn’t say the year but think 2022. ￼ — a month ago
2022. A Foradori skin contact white that I haven’t tried… yes, we are having two wines with dinner tonight! The floral aromas and rich mouthfeel paired great with the richer sauces on the grilled turbot and octopus dishes. So fun to have two different great wines to compare and contrast. — 2 months ago
Fantastic experience for a great single vineyard Nebbiolo. Developed and in its prime. — 3 months ago