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Luigi Maffini

Luigi Maffini Kratos Fiano Paestum IGT 2020 750ml

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About Luigi Maffini

Although its roots stretch back to the 1970s, the modern age of Luigi Maffini began in 1996 with the release of the estate’s first bottling of Kratos,... the winery’s lauded mono-varietal Fiano. Husband-and-wife team Luigi and Raffaella Maffini own and operate this Campanian estate, which has two vineyard sites, one located in Castell’abate, on Cilento’s coast, and the other in Guingano, which is more inland. The coastal area south of Napoli has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Luigi Maffini estate honors this natural beauty by growing their grapes organically in order to sustain biodiversity and to create pure, unadulterated expressions of their Campanian homelands. Planted mostly to indigenous Aglianico and Fiano, along with some Sangiovese and Piedirosso, the Luigi Maffini estate spans just over 35 acres of hilly terrain that overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea and that serves as home to a plethora of wildlife, including hedgehogs, wild boars, foxes, and rabbits. Luigi started his namesake estate with the dream of crafting wines that embody the rugged, natural beauty of Campania, and his estate now boasts six beautiful wines, each one a brilliant southern Italian gem.
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Paolo Bea

Paolo Bea Santa Chiara Umbria Bianco IGT 2014 750ml

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About Paolo Bea

Founded more than 400 years ago, Paolo Bea dedicates itself to indigenous Umbrian grapes —Grechetto, Malvasia, Gargenega and Trebbiano for its whites, and... Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and Sagrantino for its reds. The family-owned-and-operated Bea estate has long been a standard bearer of the Italian Slow Food Movement, and its motto is "Nature should be observed, listened to and integrated, not dominated. Wine is not made by man but generated by nature!" Because of this dedication to natural viniculture and viticulture, Bea’s team nurtures its grapes with organic, non-interventionist agriculture, and it continues that reliance on nature in the cellar, crafting its wines without temperature control and without any additives, yeasts, fining or filtration. The septuagenarian Paolo Bea is still the guiding force behind the estate, and he shares his traditional approach with his two sons: Giuseppe farms the vineyards, and Giampiero, current president of the Italian natural wine society Viniveri, heads up the winemaking. The Bea estate purposefully keeps its production low — so low that demand for its exceptional reds and outrageous whites always exceed supply. Each wine in Bea’s repertoire feels like a chapter in an ongoing story that, once experienced, you never want to stop reading!
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Dominique Massin

D. Massin Champagne Brut Cuvee de Reserve NV 750ml

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About Dominique Massin

Just under thirty acres in Ville sur Arce, in Champagne’s Côte des Bars, D. Massin (also known as Dominic Massin) has enviable soils — thick with... limestone that’s typical of the rolling hills of the Barséquanaise region. Massin’s vineyards may be small, but their terroir is mighty. Matriarch Rachel runs the estate with her two children, enologist Tristan and vineyard manager Céline. This family house, founded in 1972, dedicates itself to crafting traditional Champagnes that will make you happy and keep the Earth healthy; all work is performed with adherence to Terras Vitis and HVE2 certifications, French organizations that assure sustainable wine production with high environmental value. Vineyards are planted to a combination of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier, and Massin’s traditional Champagnes are made with an eye to purity, elegance, and food friendliness. Hard to find but easy to enjoy, D. Massin Champagne will light up your eyes — and your palate!
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