KLEOS

2022 Aglianico Luigi Maffini

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Grapes Aglianico
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Campania
Other Certified Organic
ABV 14%

Damson and cherry, spice and herb aromas. Bold and lively in the mouth, a saturated deeply fruity core, sleek acid backbone, good ripe tannic frame, damson, herbs, blackberry, violets and delicate spice. L&S (Apr 2024)

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The 2022 Kleos is stunning, displaying a basket of violets, roses and lavender that gives way to cloves, sweet smoke and crushed blackberries. It opens with a lovely inner sweetness, displaying vividly ripe wild berry fruits that are perfectly balanced by vibrant acidity and chalky mineral tones. The 2022 keeps the energy remarkably high, tapering off long and staining yet still incredibly fresh, with a crisp crunch of tart cherry that punctuates the finale. The Kleos is a varietal Aglianico that's refined in all neutral barriques. Drinking range: 2025 - 2028 Rating: 91 Eric Guido, www.vinous.com (May 2024)

Luigi Maffini

Luigi Maffini's vineyards are on the coast of Campania, south of Naples, across the bay from Positano, and planted with the local grapes, Fiano for the whites and Aglianico for the reds. While the family's first vines were planted in the seventies, the real beginning of this winery dates from 1996.

Luigi and his wife Raffaella are both graduates of Naples university in agricultural sciences. Luigi specialised in viticulture and winemaking. Ten years elapsed between our first tasting of his wines and getting Luigi 'on board', but he has now been with L&S since 2009.

Raffaella and Luigi run the vineyards organically, and share the land with their two children and three dogs, as well as hares, foxes, hedgehogs, hawks and wild boar, with which they are happy to live in peace. There are now two vineyard sites, at Castellabate and Giungano, so some of the wines are DOC Cilento and some DOC Paestum.

You can read more about the estate on Sarah Marsh's blog 'The English Nose'

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