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 Pietraincatenata 2018
The Fiano Pietraincatenata comes from a 2ha parcel from the higher vineyard and the grapes are picked slightly later. The wine is fermented in new oak and then aged in new and 2nd passage barrique for 8 months. A luminous yellow in the glass like concentrated sunshine this is complex and full of ripe pear, candied lemon and prickling grapefruit acidity.
875 cases made