Tried these two last week:
1. Foradori Teroldego IGT: Vigneti delle Dolomiti (12%;; U; LouisDresner/NY) Mezzolombardo/Trentino 2013: Very dark color w/ slight browning; fairly strong Tero/plummy/blackberry/licorice slight bretty some toasty/oak some complex fairly mature lovely nose; lightly tart strong Tero/licorice/plummy/blackberry slightly tired bit aged some complex flavor w/ light tired tannins; long slightly dried-out/tired some Tero/licorice/blackberry/plummy bit complex finish w/ light drying tannins; still speaks strongly of Tero but showing a bit tired/dried-out character; fully mature & not going anywhere; not developed as well as I had expected but still offers up some pleasure.
2. Fradori Granato IGT: Vigneti delle Dolomiti Teroldego (13%) Mezzolombardo 2010: Very dark color w/ little bricking; very strong spicy/licoriceTero/black cherry cola some toasty/Fr.oak/cedary/pencilly fairly complex/cedary quite attractive nose showing only a little evolution; fairly tart slight bretty/leathery/horsecollar fairly strong Tero/licorice/black cherry cola/blackberry light toasty/pencilly/Fr.oak slight earthy/rustic rather hard/rough flavor w/ modest hard/chewey tannins; very long some earthy/dusty/OV slight bretty/horsecollar/rustic some toasty/pencilly/Fr.oak some complex finish w/ some chewey tannins; not developing as well as I expected & still a pretty rugged red that can use some more time; lost some of the Tero fruit & the Fr.oak is receeding some but doesn't seem to be maturing into anything exciting like I'd expected; shows a bit of bretty/rustic character but not objectionally so; quite an interesting Tero that is showing some maturity.
More piccofurtle from TheBloodyPulpit:
1. ElisabettaForadori is easily the master of Teroldego. As I was rummaging around in my stash for something to share at dinner w/ Patrick & Laura Comiskey, I stumbled across the Granato. I'd not had one w/ much age on it, so I immediately grabbed for it to share. The '13 regular was nestled in the case right next to it, so I tried that a few days later.
I always buy the basic level Tero. Sometimes the vnyd-designate Teros as well. I seldom buy the Granato because of the $$'s and the dominant Fr.oak it shows. But clearly Elisabetta is the master of this grape.
She is also a natural winemaker in every sense of the word. But she is a great example that natural wines do not have to be unclean & funky/natty. I seldom find much, if any, of that character in her wines.