Della Staffa Case Sparse Bianco 2018 Italy UmbriaDella Staffa Case Sparse Bianco 2018 Italy Umbria
Della Staffa Case Sparse Bianco 2018
Blend of 50% Grechetto and 50% Trebbiano with one day of skin contact. Spontaneous fermentation, aged in stainless steel until bottling in the Spring. Zero sulfur additions and no filtering or fining.”
“The history of the wines of Conestabile della Staffa is truly a window into the history of the Umbrian paradigm. Wine and culture collide under the guidance of master natural wine-whisperer, eno-artisan Danilo Marcucci. La Staffa is of his wife’s family ancestry, this is made clear every time Danilo speaks of the property … he is merely a guest, married to the vines and his wife Alessandra’s noble lineage.
In the post-World War era wine production dramatically decreased due to the reduced workforce for farming as people moved into the cities. The last produced vintage from the old cantina was in 1956. From 1956 until 2015 no wine was produced on the property, instead the grapes were sold off to the local co-op for this entire period.
Today Conestabile della Staffa is literally being reborn, re-envisioned by the work of Danilo Marcucci. It’s an undertaking of epic proportions. Over 12 hectares of vines, many of which have been in disrepair for over a decade, but were planted in the early 1970’s. Luckily the land was never touched by chemicals.
The wines are made in the most natural way, adhering to methods that Danilo has learned over the course of 20+ years of winemaking and farming experience from some of Italy’s great ‘masters’ (Lino Maga, Eduardo Valentini, Cappellano, Vittorio Mattioli and others ). Native grapes are the backbone of the property, a truly inspirational project with a bright future. No yeast, no chemical corrections, no sulfur. “No technology”, as Danilo would say.
Della Staffa Ciliegio 2018Della Staffa Ciliegio 2018
Danilo Marcucci, the ‘Yoda of natural wine’, has created a cherry bomb. The grape itself is named after the Italian for cherry, but Marcucci has really lived up to the name here. Easy acidity, light levels of spice, and juicy, fleshy red fruit
Della Staffa Il Bianco 2016 Italy UmbriaDella Staffa Il Bianco 2016 Italy Umbria
It’s pure organic farming with biodynamic principles, hand picked, indigenous ferment and no additions at any stage. Just pronounced fresh fruit and cereals, freshness that balances somewhat plushness, and an eagerness to fill a chilled tumbler, in the sun for apertivo.
Vini di Giovanni Chiaretto 2018 UmbriaVini di Giovanni Chiaretto 2018 Umbria
Vini di Giovanni Chiaretto 2018
Giovanni Battista Mesina ” the shephard who makes wine” produces natural wine using indigenous grape varieties at his vineyard in Umbria. This blend of Vernaccia & Ciliegiolo is fresh, bright & driven by acidity. It’s spicey with raspberries & chocolate on the palate. Serve chilled!