i Capitani, Guaglione, Aglianico, 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

Guaglione wine, part of the i Capitani group, is a perfect sample of the Aglianico wines. This young and vigorous wine denotes a strong personality. Its colour is intense and highly fruity to the nose, very pleasant and tannic to taste. Straightforward and sincere, as only the young can be.  First harvest little in advance at the end of September) with yields of 90 ql. per hectare.

Winemaking

Destemming and crushing of the grapes. Pre-fermentation technological maceration at low or very high temperature. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature for 7-8 days without peelings. Aging in bottles for at least 3 months.

Tasting Note

Rich, persistent, with an unmistakable flair of red fruits and purple violets, accompanied by a touch of balsamic herbs and Mediterranean spices. Fresh, harmonic, lively and full-bodied, with a touch of mixed berries, cherry, vanilla. Soft tannins.

Goes well with

Best served with decisive and fragrant dishes, such as soups and spicy main courses. Excellent with red grilled meat and spicy cheese.

Cellaring

2-4 years minimum with careful cellaring.

Features

Varieties: Aglianico 100%
Colour: Red
ABV: 13%
Closure: Natural Cork
Style: Still Wine
Case Size: 6 x 75cl
Country: Italy
Region: Irpinia, Campania
Vintage: 2021
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    Weight 1 kg