Nosiola is an ancient grape variety of Trentino, once spread throughout the region and whose cultivation has since been restricted to the areas of Valle dei Laghi, Colline di Trento, and Pressano. It is a variety that expresses itself intensely in poor soil vineyards, cultivating wines of great delicacy and longevity.
In the past, Nosiola was always vinified on the skins. The possibility of cultivating ‘real’ grapes, rich in energy thanks to the biodynamic practices undertaken in the vineyard and the extraordinary strength of the amphora, means that now we have the possibility to undertake an ancient style of winemaking. The amphora (Tinaja from Villarrobledo, Spain), with its shape and the porosity of the clay that it is made from, allows the wine to be in contact with the skins over a longer period of time.
Fontanasanta's is the true expression of the Nosiola, which is revealed slowly, requiring patience and time. With a rich nose full of exotic fruit and herbal notes, this Nosiola is regarded as one of the best on the market. The finish is long and lingering, with a distinct freshness to the palate. The 8 months spent in Spanish amphora containers helped to develop the flavour, bringing out the expression gently and carefully.
Elisabetta Foradori has established herself as one of Italy's top winemakers. All of Elisabetta Foradori's vines are located in the Campo Rotaliano side valley, and it is from these lovely vineyards that she produces some of Italy's most complex, deep, and compelling wines. In the year 2000, she switched to biodynamics and progressively shifted her winemaking to a more minimalist, "natural" style.