Fiano "Pietraincatenata" Luigi Maffini 2013 (4.6/5)

The 'Pietraincatenata' comes (since 2010 vintage) from a single limestone-rich cru close to Giungano (350mt above sea level), not far from the archeological site of Paestum in the Cilento sub-region. 
The name 'Pietra Incatenata' was given in the past to that piece of land where a huge 'boulder' (pietra) looks like magically 'chained' (incatenata) to the rock. 
The wine is fermented in new oak barriques and then aged 6 months in used Troncais barrels, spending 4 months sur lie. It rests 18months in bottle before being released on the market. 
It's a richer/more opulent style than other Fianos coming from other Campania's sub-regions (e.g. Irpinia), as expected also because of the different (non-volcanic) soil and (warmer/drier) climate.

Tasting Notes:
It appears medium+ lemon gold. On the nose it's clean offering, with medium intensity, notes of white fruits and flowers (flat peaches, acacia flowers, orange blossoms), few riper but subtle hints of mango and melon, some spices and almonds.
On the palate is wonderfully balanced, so round and rich, yet elegant with good acidity and sapidity perfectly marrying a mineral vein. Medium alcohol, med+ body, remarkable depth and concentration on the mid-palate towards a med+ finish. 
Outstanding quality, Drink Now but can develop for several years, Premium Price, 100% Fiano, DOP Cilento, Campania, Italy.


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