I Capitani

Campania, Italy

I Capitani is a family business in which family members devote themselves with passion and devotion to the development of their project. A long tradition and a strong motivation have drived a costant development. Today, after nearly 100 years we spent in our fields, we can represent at better with a proposal for a 100% quality our area, and what good it has to offer: wines, oils and hospitality. Company cultivates its lands and values its fruits around the world. It takes care of its guests and welcomes them into its estate in Torre le Nocelle, the headquarter of the company where it all started, where is a part of the vineyards and olive groves, the cellar and mill as well as offices and agriturismo. Other vineyards and olive groves are located in other areas of Irpinia, in the most suitable areas for the different denominations.

The spirit, the focus and the passion, that we put into all our activities, are the guarantee of absolute quality all along. Many arms alternate in the company following the work dictated by the rhythm of the seasons, with the dedication of those who do so for many years without haste: wisely, respecting nature’s times, and so it is with pride, that we continue to call ourselves farmers, because it is the work, that we do kneeled to our plants, that have always made the difference.

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I Capitani Wines

I CapitaniGuadium Fiano di Avellino

94 Points From Luca Maroni

Fiano is a complex wine of good structure and intensity. With a dry taste it express itself on the palate large with a great personality. It’s a important grapevine that can enhance many dishes. Try it with grilled and soup fish, pasta with pesto, salad of little tomatoes and mozzarella, pies and soft cheeses.

2019 Shelf Talkers

I CapitaniSerum Greco di Tufo

92 Points From Luca Maroni

Greco is a beautiful vine that reveals unequivocally the terroir of production. Flavor and minerality combined with a pleasant freshness makes it perfect for an aperitif or to match fish or shellfish, grilled or sautéed. With the refinement in the bottle, the wine becomes fantastic.

2020 Shelf Talkers

I CapitaniClarum Falanghina

94 Points From Luca Maroni

Falanghina is a semi-aromatic grapevine with hints of delicate fruit but that well accompanies traditional Mediterranean dishes based on fish and crustaceans. Ideal pairing with pasta or rice with seafood and grilled or fried fish. Excellent as an aperitif or to accompany flans and soft cheeses.

2020 Shelf Talkers

I CapitaniTaurasi

92 Points From James Suckling

Full bodied. Dry, rounded, harmonic, with an intense and persistent aftertaste, reminiscent of sour black cherries and berries. Complex, long-lasting and all embracing.

2017 Shelf Talkers

I CapitaniGuaglione Irpinia Aglianico

90 Points From Luca Maroni

Guaglione is a young Aglianico, fresh and with pleasant tannins. It has evident olfactory references to flowers and ripe fruit. A wine for every meal that is enhanced in combination with fragrant flavors and dishes with good intensity. Surprising matching with dishes of fish cooked with tomato sauce.

2018 Shelf Talkers

I CapitaniEme Aglianico Blend "Super Napolitan"

95 Points From Luca Maroni

Guaglione is a young Aglianico, fresh and with pleasant tannins. It has evident olfactory references to flowers and ripe fruit. A wine for every meal that is enhanced in combination with fragrant flavors and dishes with good intensity, such as pasta and bean, soups, roasted red meats and ripe cheeses. Surprising matching with dishes of fish cooked with tomato sauce.

2018 Shelf Talkers

I CapitaniFaius

95 Points From Luca Maroni

Faius of I Capitani is a project that pursues excellence. The highest expression of the grand white vine stocks of Irpinia, Fiano, Greco and Falanghina. A wine with a powerful structure and a typical feature of mineral freshness able to evolve with time. Refining in small oak barrel for 6 – 8 months adds balance and personality.

2020 Shelf Talkers

I CapitaniJumara Campi Taurasini Aglianico

90 Points From Luca Maroni

Aglianico is the largest and most important red grape variety in Southern Italy which reaches its maximum expression in Irpinia. A vine with an absolute value and various facets, it lends itself to different and admirable interpretations. From our vineyards we produce three great Aglianico-based wines: Guaglione a young and fruity Aglianico, Jumara a more spicy and refined medium-aged Aglianico and Taurasi the top of the range, a very long aging wine: the Barolo del Sud.

2018 Shelf Talkers