The Rosso Piceno Cervidoni produced at Tenuta di Tavignano is very much a family estate. Acquired in the seventies by Stefano Aymerich and wife Beatrice Lucangeli, Travignano consists of 30 hectares of vineyards located in a small town called Cingoli, in the heart of the Marche region. The denominations here are Verdicchio del Castelli di Jesi and Rosso Piceno. Cingoli has a perfect Verdicchio growing climate with good sun exposure from the South-East and ventilation from the cooling Northerly winds. Verdicchio is their focus and the majority of their products but they also grow small portions of Montepulciano and Sangiovese which are used in the production of their Rosso Piceno.
The estate has now been passed down to niece Ondine de la Feld, who like her Uncle and Aunt continues with the passion to produce quality Verdicchio in this region. Although for many years Stefano and Beatrice ran the estate with a conscious effort to minimise their environmental impact by using environmentally friendly vineyard techniques and management, one of Ondine’s first decisions, when she took charge, was to farm all their vineyards Organically. Though they are not certified at current, in 2015 they started the conversion process to Organic agriculture and hope to achieve official certification in the near future.
The Rosso Piceno Cervidoni is a fruit driven wine on the nose with aromas of cherries and plums. Which follow through on the palate, with a lovely warmth to it and hints of spice.