SINCE 1973

TENUTA DI TAVIGNANO

Tenuta di Tavignano was acquired in 1973 by Stefano Aymerich di Laconi, of Sardinian and Spanish origins, and by his wife Beatrice Lucangeli, descendant of a family from Marche with an ancient tradition in the production of wine. Tavignano is an estate of 230 hectares in a single body that dominates the countryside of Cingoli, which has always been known as the “Balcony of Marche”. The estate is located within the prestigious territory of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Tavignano being one of the Castles of the denomination.

The estate was renovated with a careful conservative restoration, respecting the authenticity of the place and, in the early years, the company concentrated on the cultivation of cereals, vegetables and forage.

In the 90s the couple took the decision to enhance the present wine heritage and become producers of native varieties, in contrast with the trend of the time that favored international ones. However, Stefano and Beatrice were certain of the great potential of the main grape of these lands: Verdicchio.

Giancarlo Soverchia, a professional of the wine sector, decided to explant the existing vineyards at the time and to adopt the spurred cordon with Verdicchio in order to obtain its maximum expression. Under his wise guidance, the choices were consistent with the personality of the owners, aimed at enhancement of quality and territoriality.

Since 2004 the two founders took the choice, with great satisfaction, to follow the consultancy and advice of the oenologist and wine maker Pierluigi Lorenzetti. In 2006 the first important recognition arrived: the three glasses of Gambero Rosso for Misco Riserva.

From 2014 Ondine de la Feld has entered the company to support her uncle Stefano Aymerich in managing its business, adding a modern, dynamic and entrepreneurial style with the help of a young and motivated team, committed to face the challenges of the future; a breath of new energy in the name of continuity

In the same year, the conversion of all the vineyards to organic farming began: today, fertilization is organic and green manure is practiced.

In 2015, thanks to Ondine and with the help of Tavignano’s Team, the “natural” line “I love Monsters” took shape.

In 2017, Misco 2015 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore, the most representative wine of Tavignano, was nominated by Gambero Rosso 2017 Guide as the Best White Wine in Italy. Still nowadays Tavignano continues to bet a lot on Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, and this award is a pride for the company but also for the whole DOC of Castelli di Jesi.

Since 2018 the company has been certified organic both at the level of the vineyards, olive groves and arable land as well as at the cellar level, thus allowing an organic certification on the label.

In 2021 Ondine de la Feld becomes CEO of Tavignano, and at the same time the green turning point begins. The company is conducting an eco-sustainable study program to guide the company towards a sustainable future with the aim of minimizing energy consumption and CO2 emissions.


2021

Ondine de la Feld is the new CEO of Tenuta di Tavignano

2018

The winery gets its first organic certification



2017

Misco 2015 Best White Wine of Italy

2015

The “I Love Monsters” line was created



2014

Conversion to organic farming

1994

Start of Misco production



1973

Purchase of the estate

2021

Ondine de la Feld is the new CEO of Tenuta di Tavignano


2018

The winery gets its first organic certification


2017

Misco 2015 Best White Wine of Italy


2015

The “I Love Monsters” line was created


2014

Conversion to organic farming


1994

Start of Misco production


1973

Purchase of the estate


THE LOCATION

WHERE WE ARE

The estate is located at an altitude of 300 m a.s.l. in the municipality of Cingoli, in Macerata’s province, on a hill overlooking the valleys of Esino and Musone rivers. Facing Monte San Vicino on one side and the Adriatic Sea and the Cònero Riviera on the other, in the heart of the classic area of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, with the peculiarities of the southern side of this DOC. The winery is also within the borders of Rosso Piceno DOC. This privileged position actually creates the uniqueness of its production context.

THE WINERY

The cellar is our “innovation center” where we jealously keep the secrets of our wine-making process.
It’s a modern and innovative structure itself, excavated underground, beneath a hill, totally rebuilt in 2005 and extended too, counting today an area of 500 square meters.

The barrels’ room, located in the ground-basement floor of the historical villa, includes French oak barriques and large Slavonian oak barrels, ranging in size from 15 to 25 hectoliters.

All the operations of the wine-making process are aimed at preserving the original characteristics of the grapes. The vinification of white wines is carried out, first of all, with a soft pressing of the grapes and then, the fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature. To keep the typical varietal characteristics of each grape, we prefer aging in stainless steel tanks on fine lees for all white and rosé wines. None of the estate’s white wines macerates on the skins, with the exception of “La Vergine” from the “I Love Monsters” line. The red wines come from a long fermentation in contact with the skins, successively malolactic fermentation for almost all of them and finally different aging periods in big barrels or barriques of 2nd and 3rd passage.