Staffolo is known as ‘the balcony of the Esino valley’ for its fantastic panorama, criss-crossed with rows of grapevines which one enjoys from the walls of this medieval town. From time immemorial, it has been bound up with viticulture. A local legend has it that the name ‘Staffolo’ comes from the greek work ‘Staphile’, which means ‘a bunch of grapes’.
Today Staffolo has only two thousand residents – and about twenty wineries: it’s not a surprise that it is called ‘the hills of Verdicchio’. The Verdicchio and Montepulciano vines of the La Staffa winery are located in this zone devoted to viticulture: seven hectares in Contrada Castellaretta and five in nearby fields.
The vineyards are planted at between 400 and 550 metres altitude, their aspects varying. Strong thermal currents affect the entire area. The earth, predominantly clay and chalk, rich in calcium carbonate, characterizes the wines of the area which are distinguished by an elegant, seasoned centre.