Our last day was a Sunday in Conero in Le Marche where we simply relaxed. I would probably have wanted to hit a winery there, but Sunday's a little challenging. So we just made sure to drink some local vino, and of course, take advantage of the location on the seaside to inhale some fresh sea breeze and certainly try the local fish specialities.
My Slow Food guide let us to Marcello, a fun & energetic restaurant right on the beach. Food was great and the location was stunning overlooking the Adriatic and the cliffs of the Conero.
We then hit Castelli di Jesi region to meet the fabulous producer Riccardo Baldi at La Staffa. If you ever go to this area, do look up this young, dynamic winemaker who's hands-on and trying to rock the Verdicchio wine World! And yes, he's succeeding and we're looking forward to following his brilliant future...
La Staffa is the building on the left bottom
Tasting Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi - a white grape variety typical of the area in full renaissance at the moment...
Riccardo haves us taste all the wines that he makes including a rosato and red made from Montepulciano grapes
Also Riccardo prefers cement vats for his wines. He's recuperated most of them from small neighbouring farms and renovated them to use them for the ageing of his wines
Riccardo is passionate and compassionate, approachable and humble. The region is fortunate to have his young yet quality driven vision of the area and its wines.
I can't believe it took us so long to get here... it's beautiful and rather untouristy...
Oh, I miss it already... And here our trip ends. But hopefully, there'll be another one soon!