i Capitani, Clarum, Falanghina, Irpinia, DOC, 2022, 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.

Viticulture

Falanghina is a white grape variety whose name derives from the Latin “phalange” that means “tied to the pole”. Its origins are uncertain, although it is an ancient vine, that first traces back to 1825.

Obtained from the vinification of selected grapes of autochthonous Falanghina vine stocks, Clarum of i Capitani fully represents their territory with undeniably dynamic fragrances and tastes. Very low yielding and grown near the family farm in the small town of Torre le Nocelle in the heart of Irpinia.

Winemaking

All harvest is done by hand, the winemaking is simple but precise. Soft crushing with fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperatures.

Tasting Note

Lively and intense, with marked hints of fresh fruit (banana, melon) and white floral notes. A pithy edge and just a touch of aromatic herbs.  Dry, soft, rich, yet lovely and fresh,

Goes well with

Excellent with fish and shellfish, grilled or barbequed and with salads.

Cellaring

Up to 2-4 years with careful cellaring.

Features

Varieties:  Falanghina 100%
Colour: White
ABV: 13%
Closure: Natural Cork
Style: Still Wine
Case Size: 6 x 75cl
Country: Italy
Region: Irpinia, Campania
Vintage: 2022
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    Weight 1 kg