The wine is made from 100% Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi grapes. After working organically for many years, Tavignano is officially certified from the 2019 vintage. The Verdicchio grapes are hand-harvested, and after a soft pressing of the grapes, fermentation takes place in stainless steel. The wine then spends a minimum period of two months refinement in bottle before release. Cream, preserved lemons, green herbs, a touch of earth – this could only be Italian. It’s an inviting, appetising, nose; it piques the senses and makes one wonder what’s for lunch. The palate is textured, with sunny, breezy acidity and a streak of lime on the mid palate that’s wonderfully summery. It works exceptionally well with light seafood dishes or white fish dishes.
“An area of Italy perhaps overlooked on occasion for its wines but I for one adore the characters of the Verdicchio and in general the wines of Marche. Some are oaked but this one is fermented and aged in stainless steel which highlights the fresh grassy, herbaceous notes that are very attractive. The wines always remain restrained but always pleasing.”