Produced from an ancient clone planted in the early 70s and trained in the guyot method, this is an exceptional expression of the grape. Almost Chenin like in a way on the nose, with lime zest, chamomile flowers, good weight and an almost resin-y mouthfeel and dusty struck rock finish. Aged for a year in concrete and 18 months in bottle before release.
Vigneron Riccardo Baldi is a rising star, according to Decanter magazine, and we couldn't agree more. He's seriously stepped up the game since taking over from his parents who were really just hobby winemakers, and is devoted to promoting the Verdicchio grape. Located in the rolling hills of Staffolo in the north of the Marche region, La Staffa is an organic winery in the heart of the Verdicchio dei Castelli de Jesi appellation. This area is much influenced by its close proximity to the Adriatic, its high elevation and clay and chalk-rich soils that imbue the wines with a distinctive character.