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Luigi Maffini "Kleos" Paestum Aglianico IGT '17


Luigi Maffini "Kleos" Paestum Aglianico IGT '17

Near the coast in Campania, where the rugged hills are rich in vegetation and full of great soils composed of clay and limestone, is where Luigi Maffini and his wife Raffaella Gallo call home. Both studied viticulture and agriculture in school before settling down with their family to make wine from the great grapes of the region: Aglianico and Fiano di Avellino.

Maffini and Gallo began to create a sustainable winery in the 1990s, built from the foundation of Maffini's father from the 1970s. Home here is not limited to just vines, but includes a variety of animals and other agriculture as well, such as olive trees. They eventually began to naturally comply to organic viticultural standards by the end of the decade. While adhering to some modern technique, they've never compromised allowing a sense of place and terroir to shine through their wines, maintaining traditional aspects in the vineyards and winery.

The "Kleos" cuvée is 100% Aglianico. Aglianico is one of the great grapes of Italy, along with Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. It has the capability to pick up immense minerality, with clear representation of place, rounded out with depth, richness and a uniquely bold profile. This is a great example of Aglianico showing quite well currently, but some Aglianico can age for decades, just like the other great grapes mentioned can exhibit over time in bottle. After being destemmed and fermented in tank, the wine is then aged in used Bordeaux barrels for about 8 months.

Elegant aromas of fresh black cherries and purple plum are procured on the nose, with ripe currant jam and classic hints of savory balsamic and subtle citrus tones to accompany the palate. The wine is rounded out with spiced tannins, fresh acidity and a bold, long finish.




Producer Luigi Maffini
Vintage 2017
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Aglianico


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