Producer Profile

Della Staffa

The story of Conestabile della Staffa wines mirrors the history of Umbria itself. Under the guidance of master natural winemaker Danilo Marcucci, wine and culture blend seamlessly. La Staffa, named after his wife Alessandra's family, serves as a reminder of her noble lineage, as Danilo sees himself merely as a guest, married to the vines and the family legacy.

The history of Conestabile della Staffa stretches back through the ages, originating from noble families in Orvieto and Perugia. In the 1700s, an arranged marriage united these families, seeking to consolidate land and influence in the region.

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Where The Wines Come From

Umbria

Natural wine production in Umbria, Italy, is a celebration of the region's ancient winemaking traditions and its stunning natural beauty. Nestled in the heart of Italy, Umbria is characterized by rolling hills, fertile valleys, and historic hilltop towns. Here, native grape varieties such as Sangiovese, Sagrantino, and Grechetto thrive in the region's diverse microclimates, producing wines of exceptional quality and character. Natural winemakers in Umbria are deeply rooted in the land, practicing organic and biodynamic farming methods to nurture healthy vineyards and preserve the region's biodiversity. In the cellar, they employ minimalist techniques, favoring spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts and minimal sulfur usage to allow the true expression of the grapes to shine through. The resulting wines are vibrant, expressive, and full of personality, with a sense of place that reflects the unique terroir of Umbria. Whether enjoyed with hearty Umbrian cuisine or savored on their own, natural wines from this enchanting region offer a taste of Italy's winemaking heritage and the promise of discovery with every sip.