Fattoria di Laila Libenzi
Fattoria Laila is located in Corinaldo. In the north of the Verdicchio area. It lies in the rolling hills of the Marche on the east coast of Italy. With views of the Adriatic Sea. The best part of the wine landscape is about 20 km inland. In 1990 the young perfectionist producer Andrea Crocenzi took over Fattoria Laila together with oenologist Lorenzo Landi.
Fattoria Laila owns vineyards up to a height of 500 meters above sea level. Landi has further adapted the vineyards. Among other things, by opting for an unusually high density of 8000 vines per hectare for Marche. It limits the vigor of the plants and ensures a high-quality fruit that ripens fairly late. These are very conscious choices for quality rather than quantity. Something that is not self-evident in the regions of Central Italy.
Andrea makes only 3 types of wines, the most typical of his area
- the white Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi
- the red Rosso Piceno (80% Montepulciano, 20% Sangiovese)
- the red phenomenal Montepulciano from the Rosso Conero area.
Both red wines are made in a modern way, purely on fruit (low temperature, controlled fermentation). No wood is used, and the wines are pure and honest.
Prizes and Awards
In addition to the Gambero Rosso, the wines are now also sung by Robert Parker and winegrower Andrea has recently been voted Best White Winemaker of Italy in the Wall Street Journal!
Excellent value for money, as it is increasingly difficult to find in Italy.
Marche is a region in the middle of Italy on the Adriatic Sea. It is bordered to the north by Emilia-Romagna and the Republic of San Marino. To the west to Tuscany and Umbria. In the southeast on the Abruzzo and Lazio. It is a relatively green, hilly area with old towns and famous seaside resorts. The vineyards are on calcareous clay soils on the slopes of the hills.
(Source: Fattoria Laila Italy)