A perennial Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri award winner and store favorite!
We met with Tavignano’s Ordine de la Feld at A16 in San Francisco before Covid to discuss and sample her new releases. She was on tour as a member of a select troupe of 15 of Italy’s most significant women winemakers traveling to major US cities.
Stylistically this wine is 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. 100% Verdicchio from 3 hectar hillside site on limestone. Stainless steel fermentation and aging for 6 months on the fine lees helps to display the transparency and purity we find so appealing. The “green” first pick Villa Torre is a splendid value (Due Bicchieri!), citrusy and stone fruit, but just not as smooth and elegant as the classy Misco which displays sublime and perfectly ripened sliced pear and underlying minerality. 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 will age successfully if you can resist temptation. Personally, I like to drink them while young and fresh!