Our vineyards’ 30 hectares are located in Staffolo, 300 meters above sea level, at the heart of the highest quality sub-zone of the Classico area, a natural amphitheatre around our winery - immersed in a microclimate that combines continentality with the influence of winds from the Adriatic coast.
Giovanni Tombolini chose these hills in the 1970s based on ancient knowledge. Today we know that these lands are formed by the retreat of the sea that once submerged Staffolo, between Miocene and lower Pliocene. Compared to more recently formed areas in the DOC, they have a higher rate of calcareous-clayish veins with a prevalence of sand and sandstone (FAA2), alternating with azure clays (FAA), which are very rich in calcium carbonate, as all lands of marine origins.
A nutrient-poor soil which pushes the roots deep into the ground and which dissipates heat, allowing the grapes to ripen more slowly, maintaining a perfect balance between acidity and sugar.
An unparalleled territory that extolls the versatility of Verdicchio – a grape variety that only here manages to produce wines expressing both power and elegance, great longevity while maintaining a surprising freshness.