2018 Foradori Granato Vigneti delle Dolomiti

If you take a peek behind the curtain into the world of sommeliers, wine professionals, and veteran collectors there are wines we like, wines we love, and wines that drive our passion. I'm about to introduce you to the latter.
Stepping into the spotlight is the esoteric gem and Northern Italian standout, Foradori. The 2018 Foradori Granato Vigneti delle Dolomiti is an old-vine wonder that defines a variety and region.
Elisabetta Foradori became "the queen of Teroldego" in the 1990s and has continued to build & improve upon her iconic status. You might be wondering, "What the hell is Teroldego?" Well, Teroldego is one of Italy's ancient indigenous grape varieties. It tastes like a combination of Syrah & Pinot Noir – it's a medium-bodied, red fruit-driven, and a perfumed beauty.
Enter Elisabetta's Granato, universally seen in esoteric wine circles as the Grand Cru or First Growth of the Dolomities (Trentino). These inner circles hold Granato in the same vein as Lafite, Chave, Leroy, etc. The 2018 Granato is a thought-provoking phenom the lines outside the public eye; yet will make you fall in love before you finish your first glass.
There's no other winemaker on the planet that produces Teroldego with this amount of precision, depth, and strength. With the help of 70-year-old vines, Elisabetta has created the gold standard for this indigenous variety.
Folks, if you don't understand what we're dealing with here, I will leave you with this: For a long time, Foradori has been a part of a select group of producers that has driven my passion for wine. Drinking Foradori wines is an experience. Her wines are profound and so consistently outstanding that it has entered the echelon of the wine world's most elite producers.
This cellar-worthy Italian red will improve and impress at any point you decide to open it over the next 10 years. So, if you consider yourself a veteran collector or wine adventurer then this is the wine for you.