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Azienda Agricola Foradori “Lezèr,” 2021

$26.00
Azienda Agricola Foradori “Lezèr,” 2021

Azienda Agricola Foradori “Lezèr,” 2021

$26.00
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While both our Summer White and our Summer Red were born out of unfortunate circumstances, they stand for the human aspect of handmade wines; in other words, when something goes wrong at a factory or other commercial facility, damaged or flawed goods get thrown away. By contrast, at a family-owned farm and winery, troublesome and destructive weather the winemaker needs to think on her feet and chart a new path… Above, “Merci” is a one-off cuvee due to devastating frost; here, Foradori’s “Lezer” originally made in 2017, first answered the prayers of the winery after a hailstorm ripped through Foradori’s Trentino vineyards damaging her Teroldego. Though the 2017 harvest could not create the legendary fully extracted reds, Elisabetta created a dark rose/light red style in “Lezer” (translation: “light”) and found long-term success. Foradori now makes this wine every year, even in the absence of hail! Different local varietals like the ever-refreshing Schiava have been introduced and she now ages the wine in a combination of concrete, amphora, and neutral oak. Most importantly, however, the wine is exceptionally delicious. There’s a burst of vibrant ripe strawberry, raspberry, and fresh herbs. The wine has wonderful acidity, yet enough structure to give the freshness weight and balance. Is the wine particularly complex? No. Instead, it is exactly what you want in a warm weather red, and any added nuance from earthiness, texture, or tannin would just get in the way of what is the ultimate summer crusher. Light the grill!

Perfect for summer. -JWK, Summer Catalogue 2022