La Staffa and Le Marche in ‘The Great Journey in Italian Wine’
The winery La Staffa is one of the twenty-six of excellence chosen to represent the present and future of Italian wine by ‘Slow Food’. The book above, published by Slow Food, appeared recently and the winery managed by Riccardo Baldi is the one chosen to represent Le Marche.
The biography of Baldi, known as ‘the child protegy of Staffalo, is presented in the book. It begins with his first steps in the family vineyard at five years old and oncludes by detailing the national and international recognition he has won for two of his Verdicchio wines, ‘La Staffa’ and ‘Rincrocca’, which have scaled the rankings in the sector’s main guides and magazines in Italy, the USA and England.
“It was indeed a lovely surprise to discover La Staffa’s selection as the winery representing the growth and possibilities of Marchigiana enology,’ commented Riccardo Baldi, – commented Riccardo Baldi, – ‘ and a significant injection of faith to carry us forward in this ongoing arduous enterprise.”
In the chapter of the book on Le Marche there are also references to several people known for their local enogastronomy, among whom is the local winegrower Lucio Canestrari of the Fattoria Coroncino (Staffolo) and the Restaurateur Andrea Tantucci of Trattoria Gallo Rosso (Filottrano).