Saucy Sisters Bubbly Blog

Foradori Perfects the Teroldego Grape


Saucy Sisters are together this week at Barbara’s home in Franklin, TN. Being together always means drinking some new and fun wines. As soon as Beverly arrived, we toasted with an exceptional bubbly – a crémant called Gerard Bertrand Cuvee Thomas Jefferson Crémant de Limoux Brut.

For dinner Barbara prepared her famous Caesar Salad followed by Braised Chicken Ligurian Style, a recipe from Linda Hanks of Linda’s Italian Table. (Linda’s recipes are dependably divine and always easy to follow!)

Well, a fine Italian meal deserved an equally fine Italian wine. We found just the one in Barbara’s wine fridge – a Foradori Vigneti Delle Dolomiti. The Foradori vineyards are located in northern Italy near the beautiful Dolomite mountain range. This wine is made with the Teroldego grape which is indigenous to this area of Italy and rarely found growing elsewhere.

Elisabetta Foradori is one of Italy’s premiere growers and producers of this wine varietal. She says she was “born in the cellar”. Her grandfather was a vintner and as a child she loved to garden and grow flowers. Her father died when Elisabetta was very young. In 1985 at just 20 years of age, Elisabetta took over the winery. She has spent the ensuing years perfecting this wine.

We loved it! While it’s not found in every wine store, it’s worth searching for – and costs less than $20. As soon as we poured the wine into our glasses, we could smell cherries from across the table! It has an earthiness to it, yet it’s light and low in alcohol. For anyone who’s mostly a white wine drinker, you must try this wine.

Barbara and Beverly