Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 107 i t A l Y s houlder- T o- s houlder W i T h iT aly's b es T i n the region of Trentino we find the Foradori estate located in the Campo Rotaliano, which is the heart of Teroldego production. When Elisabetta Foradori first took the reins of her family's business in 1985, the zone was focused more on quantity than quality. However, Elisabetta was determined to change that. This began with a study of the vines and identifying prime locations throughout the Campo Rotaliano. Today we find vineyard designations, sustainable farming and studies into biodiversity throughout the Foradori vineyards. However, through it all, the flagship Granato has remained our favorite and the wine that we believe best represents Foradori, and Elisabetta's, greatest success. Granato is a selection of the best fruit from the Foradori vineyards, all grown using biodynamic principals and a natural approach that extends through the winemaking process. It is an intense and domineering expression of Teroldego, which can be enjoyed young for its primary fruit, yet transforms in the cellar into a wine of layered depth and alluring textures. ✦ f oradori Granato Teroldego 2011 AG 94 » $60 "Sexy and radiant to the core...seamless in this vintage." (1555111) The b arolo o F The s ou T h T he Molettieri family spent four generations tending vineyards in the hills of Montemarano to produce grapes that were sold to the top names in the region. Salvatore, who is a humble man with the simple desire to create a great wine, decided to begin bottling his own production, with the first release in 1988. To say that he succeeded in his quest for a great wine would be an understatement, as Molettieri is thought by most to be one of the top producers of Taurasi today, with the Cinque Querce vineyard considered to be his Grand Cru. These are imposing wines in that austere, high-acid Italian way that we love. Yet there's an elegance to them, which provides a level of enjoyment now, even though they beg for time in the cellar. ✦ Molettieri Taurasi Cinque Querce 2006 AG 94 » $39 "...impeccable, brilliant wine...a fabulous effort..." (1555137) Molettieri Taurasi Cinque Querce Riserva 2008 i A 94+ » $54 "...long, smoothly tannic wine pulls off the neat trick of being a behemoth while staying light on its feet." (1555138)

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