Once again, the 2017 Tavignano Misco has achieved the coveted Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri award! AND the baby of the bunch, the first tier, first pick 2018 Villa Torre is a standout value and was awarded the Due Bicchieri award. Citrusy, stone fruit….salinity and fresh, crisp acidity!
On May 1st we met with Tavignano’s Ordine de la Feld at A16 in San Francisco to discuss and sample her new releases. She was a member of a select troupe of 15 of Italy’s most significant women winemakers touring the United States. Stylistically the wines are very similar to her previous vintages. Very high quality! Emphasis is on ripening stages, balance and the refined and beautiful fresh acidity from the nearby Esino and Musone rivers and the Adriatic. Nuances of salty minerality. Stainless steel fermentation and aging on the fine lees seems to display the transparency and purity we find so appealing. We had an opportunity to taste the 2014 Misco Riserva from magnum, and found the emerging minerality and more pronounced depth of nectarine fruit to be dazzling. Yes, these wines are so delicious in their youth, but will also age successfully. Even the Villa Torre will improve for a few years if you can resist temptation.