First bottled in 1986 the Granato is Elisabetta Foradori's first "riserva" level wine. Sourced from just 4 hectares of vines, with the oldest plantings going back to 1938 and the youngest from vines planted in 1956. The vineyard is on traditional pergola trellising.
Deep petroleum and tar notes on the nose melt with dark but fresh fruit, like a mulberry. This Granato is open and inclined to be available to the drinker even at this younger age. Lively fruit is the winning element and makes this probably the most pleasant wine of this set. Like a chameleon it changes constantly in the glass while keeping a gentle arrogance and superiority throughout. Like a youthful, but elegant man from another time with a hat, walking on the streets in 2022. Not from an era of chauvinism, abuse or over-victimization (if such only existed), but an epoch of upright modernism with a gentle heart and respect for life. - Agricola Foradri