The prestigious 'Three Glasses' award handed out by the leading Italian Wine Guide, Gambero Rosso celebrates the best that Italy has to offer. And with that award, of which Tenuta di Tavignano has received numerous, comes the even greater accolade of 'Wine of the Year'. This year 429 awards were handed out across Italy, the most coming from Tuscany (80) and Piedmont (75). Le Marche received 20 Tre Bicchieri (Three glasses) awards this year and its encouraging to know that a staggering 17 out of 20 were awarded to Verdicchio based wines! Verdicchio will be the hottest wine coming out of Italy this year!
PRE ORDER is available now through the product link below with stock expected to arrive in store by the end of Feb. Purchase 6 bottles or more and receive 10% off as well as a free ticket to our Meet the Maker Masterclass in May (worth $50). Tickets are limited to 16 max!
Partners and inheritors of local land and traditions, Beatrice Lucangeli and Stefano di Laconi started to convert their estate to quality viticulture in the early 1990’s. From then they have slowly developed their 28 ha of vineyards to be an exemplary source for local varieties. Yields are controlled and all harvest is by hand.
The coastal region of Le Marche is well known for its white sandy beaches, towering cliffs and clear blue waters, which attract thousands of tourists each year. But there's more to it than that! The hub of its wine production area is located further inland and offers a diverse combinations of terroirs and micro climates; from the Apennine Mountain Range in the West to a Mediterranean/Maritime climate (land influenced by the sea) in the South and a more Continental climate (land influenced by the land itself and away from the sea) towards the North.
Just inland from the capital city Ancona, lies the appellation of 'Verdicchio Castelli Di Jesi DOC'. Planted in low-lying hills of limestone, clay and calcareous soils and influenced not only by the Adriatic but it’s two rivers, the Cesano and the Esino, this is one of the windiest areas of Le Marche and an ideal location for the grape.
Tenuta di Tavignano produce four styles of Verdicchio, Spumante, Classico, Superiore and Riserva. The Misco Superiore is harvested from a single vineyard site with 4-5 hours of skin contact before being fermented in stainless steel vats. It is then followed by 6 months on lees to develop further complexity and texture.
“A remarkable wine of equal parts freshness and complexity. This single site in the centre of Marche imbues Verdicchio grapes with minerality seldom seen in the variety. White peach, fresh herb, grapefruit and saltbush combine on a nose that encapsulates the best scents of both the breeziness of the sea and the cool dewiness of the mountains. Spectacular texture with a slippery, salty twang. Should age beautifully for 2-5 years” @ccanala
Meet the Maker Masterclass
We are thrilled to announce that Guilio Piazzini (winemaker) from Tenuta di Tavignano will be arriving in Australia in May and we will be hosting a Masterclass with him. This class will explore in greater detail Le Marche's most interesting white grape as well as comparing back vintages of the 'Villa Torre', 'Misco Superiore', 'Misco Riserva' as well as a special tasting of their soon-to-be released Veridcchio Spumante. Finer details about the date and time of this class will be announced soon.