Located near Ancona, the capital of the Marche region, Tavignano sits on a beautiful 250ha site about 20 miles inland of the Adriatic Sea. Since the 1990’s, owners Stefano Aymerich di Laconi and his wife Beatrice Lucangeli have dedicated themselves to the production of high-quality wines based on the region’s most noble grape: Verdicchio.
In 2014, the conversion of all the vineyards to organic farming began: and they are now certified organic. The vineyards are harvested and vinified separately, so as to preserve and enhance the potential and the particular characteristics of each individual plot. The harvesting is carried out by hand during the coolest hours of the day, using small crates in order to preserve the integrity of the grapes up until their arrival in the cellar, whose position, barycentric and adjacent to the vineyards, allows the rapid delivery of the clusters of grapes and allows, at the same time, the reduction of the use of sulphites during later stages of vinification.
Today, Ondine de la Feld, Stefano’s neice, supports her uncle in the management of the estate’s 30 hectares of Verdicchio, Montepulciano, Sangiovese and other native varieties. She is also responsible for the launch of “The Monsters” a lively collection of pet nats and Verdicchio-based orange wine. Tavignano maintains tradition while embracing change, making them one of the Marche’s most exciting estates.
- ‘Il Pestifero’ Bianco Pet-Nat
- ‘La Birba’ Rosato Pet-Nat
- Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore “Villa Torre” DOC
- Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore “Misco” DOC
- Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore “Misco” Riserva DOCG
- Rosso Piceno “Cervidoni” DOC
- Lacrima di Morro d’Alba “Barbarossa” DOC