The Lezèr Foradori is a creation by the renowned Elisabetta Foradori. It could be said that she has single handed brought the intriguing Teroldego grape back from the brink. She is also one of the key figureheads of Biodynamic production in the Trentino. She is someone deeply attached to her native land and vineyards. ‘My memories are here. I’ve known in my mind ever since I was a small girl that the only place I felt well was in nature, maybe because I was born and raised in vineyards.’ Today she resides over a beautiful estate of some 26 hectares and produces 160 000 bottles of superb biodynamic wine from various local varieties but her signature wine is Teroldego.
In August 2017 a rare wave of hail destroyed 40% of the Foradori harvest and gave them the opportunity to try something new. Lezèr is the product of experimentation with the grapes from the damaged Foradori vineyards, which would have been problematic for the usual long macerations. Dozens of different quick macerations were done in all the different vessels: clay tinajas, oak casks, barriques, steel and cement tanks. All vinifications have a maximum skin contact of 24 hours in common. Lezèr is a mosaic of the most successful results of Foradori’s Teroldego experiments.
The Lezèr Foradori 2017 was a sell-out vintage, we expect the 18 to be too, grab yours while you can!
The Lezèr 18 a relatively light wine. Its name derives from the Trentino dialectical term for ‘light’, and the Italian ‘leggero’. It pairs well with charcuterie, cheeses and bread.