Luigi’s vines are located in the Southern heart of Campania in an area of immense natural beauty and home to the ancient Greek site of Paestum. His wines are wonderfully pure expressions of the traditional local grapes, Fiano d’Avellino and Aglianico. Since his first vintage in 1996, Luigi has tended and improved the old family vineyards as the source of his exceptional fruit. Over the last few years, along with addition of new plantings adjacent to existing vineyards, Luigi has extensively upgraded and refurbished the winery giving him even better tools at his disposal to craft magnificent organic wines. This is the ‘other’ Campania, soils here are more commonly of the Cilento Flysch with sandstone, clay and soft marls giving a more mineral fruit expression than the rich energy of the Avellino volcanic-calcerous soils.
Luigi Maffini Kratos 2019
The Fiano d’Avellino Kratos 2017 is from grapes from both his vineyard parcels. One is overlooking the Gulf of Salerno (with some older vines 40+ years) and the other a higher site next to the Greek ruins at Paestum. The fruit is always of exceptional quality and fermented and aged in stainless steel. Full of exotic fruits, kiwis and apricots with an exceptional purity and tantalising aromas of raspberry flower. We have tasted back to 2002 and it is amazing how long these wines improve for, almost like a Campanian Riesling in structure, a real testament to how very good it is. Yet it is almost impossible not to drink it right now.
4,000 cases made
“Vivid straw. Peach and apricot aromas and flavors are rich and ripe and more in the style of the year than of Kratos (which is usually a fresh, vibrant white). Showcases very good balance thanks to lovely juicy cut that lifts the long, saline, balsamic finish.”
91 Points Ian D’Agata, Vinous Nov 18
- Reference #:
- 13 ABV
- Bottles per Case
- 6 bottles
What do I pay for delivery?
Shipping is free on all Duty Paid UK orders over £150 and £190 for Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
Orders under £150 are charged a flat rate of £6.95 incl. VAT for all deliveries.
Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
Orders under £190 are charged flat rate of £12.00 incl. VAT for all deliveries.
All stock bought from Bond will be charged at delivery cost as quoted by the bond. As this varies dependent on the location of the wines and ultimate destination this will be quoted to you at the point of billing for VAT and duty.
Where do you ship to and when will it arrive?
We use leading carrier DPD, providing a Track and Trace Next Day Service.
All orders confirmed by us before 12 noon will be eligible for next day delivery. Exact delivery date is dependent on collation of your order and will be confirmed to you in a subsequent email from you order confirmation.
Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specfically requested to do so).
If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.
A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.
We use Mailsafe packaging and double walled cardboard boxes for secure shipping of all bottles. Clear labelling marked FRAGILE is applied and all our despatches.
UK mainland deliveries are overnight from confirmation of despatch with the exception of the following postcodes where deliveries are made on a 2 to 5 day service from despatch :
IV 3 to 11, IV14 to 28, IV 40 & IV 51 to 54, IV 63. KW 1 to 3 & KW 5 to 14. PH 33 to 41