Elisabetta Foradori decided to dedicate her life to making wine after cancer took her father, winemaker at their family estate, in 1976. She was 11 years old at the time. But she meant it. When she was old enough, she enrolled in one of Italy's best enology schools. At 19, she took charge of her first harvest as Foradori's winemaker. She excelled in the job. But by 2000 (16 years later), she was burned out. The creativity of the young Elisabetta was dead, and didn't return until she changed her entire approach to winemaking, trading science, she says, for philosophy. Wine Spectator's Robert Camuto reports.
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