Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tavignano Rosso Piceno (2007) Marche


Real garbage from Tavignano, a small Marche winery owned by the husband and wife team of Beatrice Lucangeli and Stefano Aymerich. The winery, better known for their Verdicchio, is located within the municipality of Cingoli and lies within the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi appellation. About half of their 30 acres is planted with Verdicchio, the other half in Sangiovese and Montepulciano. The 2007 Rosso Piceno is 70% Montepulciano and 30% Sangiovese. Fermented in small oak barrels, and aged in large oak casks and French oak barriques. To say the wine is oaky would be an insult to all things oak. Very tannic. Rough. Astringent. No finish. Watery. Cheap, short cork. Do not even attempt to drink without food.

4 comments:

Jeff said...

LOVE the garbage can. Not enough people talk about their crap experiences with wine. Keep it up!

todd said...

I appreciate the information you provided regarding this wine. However, I find it to be rude to call it "garbage".
As unique wine is, so are the tastes and preferences of those drinking it. I was not a particular fan of this particular wine, but others drinking it found it appealing. To each their own, but your tact could have been smoother.

Anonymous said...

Based on his comments this reviewr has a dull palate. Probably a Robert Parker wannabee without the knowledge or finesse. This wine is unusual and may not appeal to all but it well-made balanced wine with a distinct nose. Le Marche wines are generally lighter in body thsn the fruit-bombs the reviewer likely preferss. It has some refreshing acidity like many Italian wines and is well suited for accompanying food. If a garbage can is to be put to good use, this review would be the first thing to toss in it.

Josh said...

I think this wine is pretty tasty. None of your descriptions seem applicable. For one, "Short Cork" is a pretty poor insult. It's smooth and a bit buttery. Actually, it would be a shame to cover this wine up with food. It's a perfect by-itself wine.