Territory

On 40 hectares of land, this 50-year-old winery is located on the southwest side of Staffolo, between 350 and 450 m above sea level, where the vineyards find a very suitable habitat to grow. On the sandy and moisturized upper part of the vineyards, the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi finds the best soil for these grapes; while calcareous clay soil in the bottom part nourishes grapes Montepulciano, Sangiovese and Merlot, as well as a few lines of Trebbiano and Malvasia.

The winemakers strongly believe that the raw material quality – the bunch of grapes – is the base for a quality wine. The vine is like a human being… Because it is easily impacted by the surrounding environment, we are only able to understand its outcome after a long period of time. Therefore, only a healthy vine that is well rooted in its ideal soil and well adapted to the microclimate around may offer its highest potential in development and ripening. They are simply doing their best to be sure that the vines are always in health. Picking at night during low temperatures allows them to take fresh grapes to the cellar, avoiding most oxidation and guaranteeing scents which otherwise would get lost.

Winery

Located on the southwest side of Staffolo, a small town in the Ancona hinterland, the winery Vignedileo has been making prestigious wine for over 30 years. The winery mainly produces Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, red wines from grapes Montepulciano and Sangiovese and high quality extra virgin olive oil. Very connected to the territory, land and traditions, Vignedileo owns 40 hectares for production and bottles up to 250,000 per year, distributed between foreign and national markets. Quality is their mission!

History

The family is native of Staffolo, with a business that is three generations old. It originated when the current owner’s grandfather started to vinificate his own Verdicchio grapes with his own techniques, selling wine to local markets. Later on, Leonardo Palpacelli continued the father’s business and founded in 1990 the Tre Castelli Winery.

In 1999, when Leonardo sadly passed away, the two sons Emanuele and Gianfilippo succeeded and founded the brand “Vignedileo” in their father’s honor. They continued the family business, turning it into a new strong dimension of development and modernity.

Selected varietals

 

Enchanting location on the hills of Jesi, a family of yesteryear and superior quality Verdicchio. What struck me about this Verdicchio, which is beyond all one of my absolute favorite whites, is the intensity of the aromas, the body and the length on the palate. The "Frocco" ages very well in the bottle and is also ideal for pairing with white meats and risottos, although I prefer it with fried Adriatic fish.

Frocco Verdicchio, as described by Carlo Ferrini

Products

 

Frocco Verdicchio Superiore dei Castelli di Jesi DOC 2019