Along with the indigenous white and red varieties Biancame and Aleatico, the Tonelli’s grow a bit of Sangiovese at the estate. The wine is fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel tanks, which preserves the wine’s vibrant and pure red and black fruit flavors. Perfect to drink alongside anything from pasta to grilled steak. About this wine producer: The Tonelli’ family has grown grapes since 1912, when Stefano’s great grandfather, Antonio Tonelli, planted vines between his rows of wheat, and with his brother, began to make wine for local consumption. In 1964, Antonio’s son, Cesare, built a new winery, and in 1985, his son, Francesco, began to estate-bottle some of the production. Originally a teacher, Francesco found himself drawn back to the farm by the growing demand for bottled wine, and eventually, he contributed to the creation of the D.O.C. Pergola, and dedicated himself to the preservation of local grape varieties that were at risk of extinction. He still works every day, and recently co-authored an impressive book on the history of viticulture in the Marche, and on his lifelong efforts to save endangered local varieties. Today, Stefano Tonelli and his wife, Léa Pailloncy, who arrived at Villa Ligi in 2014, manage day-to-day operations.