|When Elisabetta Foradori took over her family’s Trentino estate, she began feeling a deep connection to the land and to nature. Disillusioned by modern agricultural methods, she quickly began converting her estate to biodynamic methods, which not only helped with her inward development but also allowed the grapes to beautifully express their native terroir. Elisabetta’s Teroldego, one of northern Italy’s best red wines, is a testament to her commitment in the vineyard.
Her latest endeavor brings her to a region in Tuscany with its own unique soils, microclimate and grapes. Ampeleia is located in the rugged hills of the Maremma, near the Tuscan coast. Much of the land had previously been used as fruit orchards and grazing, and was not treated with chemicals. Before planting any vines, Elisabetta took a step backwards to observe and “listen” to the land, creating a deep awareness of her sense of place. This brought about a harmony with nature that allowed her to express the beauty of the land in her wines.
~ Bart Hopkins, 67Wine Buyer