i Capitani, Bosco Faiano,Taurasi, Aglianico, Irpinia, DOCG, 2019, Campania, Italy

Producer Profile

The history of the farm, i Capitani, dates back more than a century, seeing its beginning in the late XIX century and all through 1900’s to reach to the present day. A story of commitment and traditions in the hinterland of Campania, exactly in Avellino province, in one of the best areas for wine making in Italy. The protagonists of this story are Cefalo family (nicknamed “i Capitani”) and the fertile hills located in Bosco Faiano district of Torre le Nocelle town in the heart of Irpinia.

A story of work and sacrifice but also of great achievements and successes. The strength and pride of a big family that betting on the job, she wanted to help make her fantastic area increasingly known and appreciated. A story of ups and downs that poetically embodies the vine’s life that every year after cutting of the winter pruning, renews its life and grows back even stronger and more lush than before.

Irpinia, hard but generous land, has ever since shown a great interest for the viticulture with highest production on the land where the hills smoothly run down the valleys of the rivers Calore and Sabato. It is here on these green hills where the vineyards of the Farm Capitani spread in the sun. Vineyards that have been for centuries the pride and boast of the farming tradition of the Cefalo family, made by vines, but, above all, made by vine-dressers that know how to listen to their land.

One big DOC and three very tight DOCG to preserve and protect the fruits of unmistakable hills.

There is no place where it is possible to produce all three DOCG at the same time, the vineyards must be placed in different areas! Only in Lapio and Montefalcione can produce in one vineyard two of them Fiano di Avellino and Taurasi but not all three.


The wine represent the primum movens (‘that which moves without being moved’) of the Farm “ I Capitani” junction between past and present, the real soul of the farm. And the soul is all in the Taurasi “Bosco Faiano”, wine of excellent structure, obtained from the vintage of selected grapes of the Aglianico grapevines.

Hilly sunny lands dominating the valley of the river Calore. Soil: cayish-calcareous.  Spur pruning cultivation. Density of about 4500 stocks per hectare.


Picked first week of November, hand-picked with a choice of the best grapes in slightly overripened; After picking the grapes off the stalks the must ferments on the skins for about 30 days in controlled temperature. In French-oak barriques for 18 – 24 months months; fining in bottle since the third year of the vintage or longer.

Tasting Note

Ethereal, complex, with notes of liquorice and vanilla against a refined background of berries and black cherries. Tertiary features are well highlighted, pleasantly balsamic with pink pepper and intense and complex exotic spices. Full bodied. Dry, rounded, harmonic, with an intense and persistent aftertaste, reminiscent of sour black cherries and berries. Complex, long-lasting and all embracing.

Goes well with

Best served with barbequed red meat or game.


10 – 15 years minimum with careful cellaring.


Varieties: Aglianico 100%
Colour: Red
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Natural Cork
Style: Still Wine
Case Size: 6 x 75cl
Country: Italy
Region: Irpinia, Campania
Vintage: 2019

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    Weight 1 kg