£22.70/ 0.75 L btl
Fontanasanta Manzoni Bianco is one of Elisabetta Foradori's great whites. Known as the "lady of Teroldego", Elisabetta is one of the leading exponents of biodynamics in Italy and of wine maturation in amphora. Manzoni Bianco is a cross of Riesling and Pinot Blanc that produces fresh, mineral and elegant wines of excellent structure which are highly satisfying. Elisabetta's expertise in her spectacular vineyards in Trentino gives this variety unique personality and longevity, stunning verticality and character.
What does this wine taste like?
Fontanasanta is a traditional and inviting wine, deep straw yellow in colour. The bouquet has pronounced intense aromas of peach, pear, spices, flowers, honey and caramel, with the addition of a clear mineral trace. On the palate it opens with great structure and amazing balance. The mineral profile and remarkable acidic backbone counterbalance the soft and juicy components.
Drinking and storing
Elegant and harmonious, it is a pleasant accompaniment to white meat dishes, baked pastas and elaborate first courses with white sauces.
Ratings and awards
Drunk under the wrong conditions
This was, like most Foradori wines, very subtle and delicate. It is a wine who demand attention, concentration, thought, and I opened it at the wrong time amonsgt friends when we where in a more boisterous mood. But still I could see that it was a wine by an excellent winemaker. I'll try it again.
Shades of a dry Riesling
Off bone dry, with some fruity undertones giving a sumptuous taste and mouthfeel. Unusual but outstanding makes it good value.
Notes de fruits agréables et fascinantes où se mêlent pêche, poire, épices, fleurs, miel et caramel délicat mais c’est aussi un vin qui surprend par sa structure, son équilibre entre veine minérale et grande fraîcheur finale. Toujours élégant, Fontanasanta est un petit chef-d’œuvre d’Elisabetta Foradori.
La vendange égrappé est encuvée dans des cuves béton. Le moût en fermentation restera environ une semaine sur les peaux. Détails Le manzoni bianco est le croissement du Riesling et du pinot blanc réalisé par Luigi Manzoni en Vénétie dans les année 30.
Manzoni = Riesling + Pinot Blanc
Nice lemon yellow color, bit hazy, shy nose of white peach, unripe yellow plum, hint of citrus, hint of smoke, mineral some bitterness, a bit astringent, well balanced white I'd have for a nice aperitivo.
Joining the Winery founded in 1939 by her grandfather, at nineteen years of age, Elisabetta Foradori is the recognized Lady of Teroldego, the guardian of her territory. She herself, defined herself as such in an excellent interview with the Italian newspaper "La Repubblica", outlining her own story as a winemaker, oenologist, businesswoman and communicator of the territory in which she lives in symbiosis: the magical Piana Rotaliana that produces, thanks to the mineral-rich...