Portal Del Alto

Foradori

Fontanasanta Vigneti Delle Dolomiti Nosiola 2022

First wine night back in Australia, but still talking Italian (first wine watching Sinner's win in Melbourne)
The white is spotless
The one and only dry nosiola to this level
If you put this bottle covered in a Burgundy tasting it wouldn't be easy to spot

Elegant, whispered, still young and long

Super clean, no sulphites
Fermented in amphora
— 25 days ago

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Concha y Toro

Don Melchor Puente Alto Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

MJ, 4.2. Perdeu muito para o Almaviva 2008 — tomados juntos — a month ago

Foradori

Granato Teroldego 2010

Oh…how I adore Elisabetta’s wines and getting to drink Granato with some age is a huge treat! Popped and poured; enjoyed over a two hour time period and it evolved very nicely in that time. The 2010 Granato pours a deep ruby with near opaque core. Medium+ viscosity with moderate staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with notes of cassis, fresh sage, mild funk, granite rock and a soft expression of warm spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with good structure still. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long and there is a drying sensation of almost licking a rock. As mentioned earlier, this opened up beautifully after about 30min and continued to shine. Admittedly, I don’t have a lot of data points on decade+ Teroldego so it’s hard to say for sure how long this could last however, when I consider that this is still developing and doesn’t show much in terms of secondary characteristics, I would say this still has a long life ahead. Drink now with a short decant or through 2030; possibly longer. — 2 months ago

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Oh hell yes. That’s the oldest foradori I’ve seen!

Abbazia di Novacella (Stiftskellerei Neustift)

Alto Adige - Valle Isarco Kerner

Crisp, great buttery flavor over the pallet, floral with apricot. — 17 days ago

Manni Nössing

Eisacktaler Kerner 2022

Highly enjoyable Kerner, the Riesling-Trollinger cross; Greenish clear color; nose of red and yellow fruit, some of it ripe tropical; high riesling-like acids, elegant stony-watery minerality, and a long red grapefruity finish.
— 2 months ago

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Foradori

Dolomiti Teroldego 2021

Grape brought back by this family - sour red fruit, spices, and earthy funk — 20 days ago

Maso Canali

Trentino Pinot Grigio 2022

Great pino Grigio went wonderfully with scallops and risotto. — a month ago

Elena Walch

Alto Adige Schiava 2021

Easy drinking, notes of maraschino cherries, Black Forest cake, and hints of minerals. — 2 months ago

Ferrari

Brut Trento DOC Chardonnay

Delectable Wine
9.1

Distinctly savory, the NV Brut Trentodoc opens with a blend of dusty dried flowers, cardamom and freshly sliced pears. It fills the palate with a silken bead of fine bubbles, taking on a salty-to-sweet sensation as tactile mineral tones mix with ripe orchard fruits. This finishes with admirable length and candied citrus twang, tapering off remarkably fresh. I love the balance and complexity here, especially for a Non-vintage Brut. Disgorged: 2023. (Lot# 23093/24E) (Eric Guido, Vinous, December 2023)
— 2 months ago

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