2020 Tenuta di Tavignano Marche Rosato Frizzante ‘La Birba’ Pet’Nat
Region: Marche < Italy
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Certified organic farming; marly-calcareous rocky soil; made in the méthode ancestrale with second bottle fermentation; undisgorged, no added SO2; 11.5% ABV; 200 cases
Winemaker: Ondine de la Feld
LADY IN CHARGE: 45-year old Ondine took over her family’s organic but very classic (read: staid) estate and decided to add a layer of fun, experimental wines to shake things up in the family portfolio.
More lady-made Pet’Nat from Ondine de la Feld who helms her family's old-school, certified organic, estate in the Marche, on a hill overlooking the Adriatic sea in the heart of the famous Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico appellation. Ondine's first experient with Pet'Nat was with Verdicchio in Il Pestifero (little monster), which was such a hit that she decided to give the little monster a sister, La Birba. This time she made a pretty-in-pink bubbly Lacrima, with a Smurf blue jack-o-’lantern face its only adornment, done in the ancestral method (one fermentation in the bottle, crown capped to trap the natural CO2, nothing added or taken away) that is also delicious, clean and easy to drink. Lacrima is a super aromatic red variety, and the grape's pretty rose and violet notes shine through in this fun fall fizz. Stock up, there isn't much to go around!