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Fontanasanta Vigneti Delle Dolomiti Nosiola

9.2259 ratings
9.283 pro ratings
Vigneti Delle Dolomiti, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Nosiola
Top Notes For
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.1

Leesy, bright sharp finish. Delicate florality, almost-ripe apricot. Demure. Lovely

Leesy, bright sharp finish. Delicate florality, almost-ripe apricot. Demure. Lovely

Aug 14th, 2018
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.3

Had never heard of this varietal before but based on the producer I had to try it. Beautifully floral aromas, tons of lively refreshing acidity, and delicately crisp stone fruit flavors. Seems like maybe a bit of skin contact but done in a perfectly judicious way. Fantastic wine.

Had never heard of this varietal before but based on the producer I had to try it. Beautifully floral aromas, tons of lively refreshing acidity, and delicately crisp stone fruit flavors. Seems like maybe a bit of skin contact but done in a perfectly judicious way. Fantastic wine.

Jun 15th, 2018
Jennifer Massolo

A beautiful wine. We had with oysters and popcorn shrimp. Deep golden in colour. Reminds me of Huet chenin. Rich ripe red apples. Mineral saline finish.

A beautiful wine. We had with oysters and popcorn shrimp. Deep golden in colour. Reminds me of Huet chenin. Rich ripe red apples. Mineral saline finish.

Dec 19th, 2017
Jo Florradikal

VA, hint of petrol, glue and nail polish, funk, a bit of brett, pleasant, clean, orange wine, probably the favorite of the wine, complex, funky and great integration

VA, hint of petrol, glue and nail polish, funk, a bit of brett, pleasant, clean, orange wine, probably the favorite of the wine, complex, funky and great integration

2 people found it helpfulJan 25th, 2017
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.2

In a world where skin contact whites seem to be vying for the title of orangest, haziest, apricottyest, the elegance and grace in this wine are a reminder of the possibilities. Aged on the skins in amphora, the result is a bright, orchard and citrus mountain stream with an amazing texture that never once makes you think orange wine. From magnum, which seems to me to be the right serving size for two.

In a world where skin contact whites seem to be vying for the title of orangest, haziest, apricottyest, the elegance and grace in this wine are a reminder of the possibilities. Aged on the skins in amphora, the result is a bright, orchard and citrus mountain stream with an amazing texture that never once makes you think orange wine. From magnum, which seems to me to be the right serving size for two.

1 person found it helpfulDec 11th, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

Foradori Fontanasanta – Nosiola Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT 2014

New year, a new grape (Nosiola)!

Nosiola is an ancient varietal only found in these parts of Trentino. This wine is made from a tiny 2 hectares planted in calcareous clay and farmed biodynamically. Fermentation and aging take place on the skins in clay amphora for a total time of 8 months.

The color is an elegant straw gold color with a green tint. The nose and palate show floral, chiseled rock minerality and the fruit runs in the fresh but subtle spectrum of pear, citrus and kiwi. A gorgeous purity and elegance flows over the palate. There are zero traces upon appearance, aroma or taste that hint to typical amphora (orange) wines.
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Foradori Fontanasanta – Nosiola Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT 2014

New year, a new grape (Nosiola)!

Nosiola is an ancient varietal only found in these parts of Trentino. This wine is made from a tiny 2 hectares planted in calcareous clay and farmed biodynamically. Fermentation and aging take place on the skins in clay amphora for a total time of 8 months.

The color is an elegant straw gold color with a green tint. The nose and palate show floral, chiseled rock minerality and the fruit runs in the fresh but subtle spectrum of pear, citrus and kiwi. A gorgeous purity and elegance flows over the palate. There are zero traces upon appearance, aroma or taste that hint to typical amphora (orange) wines.
#Foradori #ElisabettaForadori #ForadoriWine

1 person found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2017
Byron C Mayes

Deep hazy straw yellow. Nose of overripe quince, spiced orange, mineral. Echoed on the palate with some mild tannins on the finish. Full-bodied with medium acidity. Great intro to Italian orange wines.

Deep hazy straw yellow. Nose of overripe quince, spiced orange, mineral. Echoed on the palate with some mild tannins on the finish. Full-bodied with medium acidity. Great intro to Italian orange wines.

1 person found it helpfulMay 23rd, 2016
Luca Pasquinelli

Never say no to an elegant Anphora Nosiola made by Elisabetta.

Never say no to an elegant Anphora Nosiola made by Elisabetta.

1 person found it helpfulOct 28th, 2014
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.2

Beautiful aromatics, bit fresher than 2011

Beautiful aromatics, bit fresher than 2011

Dec 15th, 2016
Caleb Schiff

Local grape that Elisabetta took over in 2007. Fermented in amphorae with skin contact for 8 months. Very concentrated. Touch of oxidation. Bracing acidity and minerality. Enjoying with stinky cheese.

Local grape that Elisabetta took over in 2007. Fermented in amphorae with skin contact for 8 months. Very concentrated. Touch of oxidation. Bracing acidity and minerality. Enjoying with stinky cheese.

Oct 1st, 2016