2007 I Capitani Aglianico JumaraAglianico from Italy
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Wine: "Ruby-red tending towards garnet, lively. On the nose, it's intense, persistent, with an unmistakable taste of sour black cherries, elegantly blended with woody sensa...
- 90 Wine Spectator
90 Wine Spectator
"An inviting and aromatic red, with notes of sandalwood, incense and spice box playing around the focused black cherry and currant fruit. Silky tannins add finesse and structure to the fine, minerally finish. Drink now through 2019. 600 cases imported." (12/12)
"Ruby-red tending towards garnet, lively. On the nose, it's intense, persistent, with an unmistakable taste of sour black cherries, elegantly blended with woody sensations. On the palate it is full, harmonic, with a strong structure, broad and agreeably tannic."
"A red wine with a particular structure and identity. Obtained from the vinification of selected grapes from the Aglianico Taurasi vinestock cultivated with care and passion in our vineyards. The maturation in oak barriques exalts its taste and enriches its bouquet."
"The place of production has hilly sunny lands dominating the valley of the river Calore (the "Jumara") in Irpinia. Cayish-calcareous soil. End of October hand picked grapes; after picking the grapes off the stalks the must ferments on the skins for about 7 - 10 days in controlled temperature. Ageing occurs from 6 to 8 months in barrels; refining in bottle for at least 3 months." - Winery
"In Torre le Nocelle, a small little town in the heart of Irpinia, there has been for over a century the Farm : "I Capitani" belonging to the Cefalo family.A small farm of about 12 hectares, today exclusively cultivated with vineyard and olive grove."
"The field, splendidly exposed, was formerly a game reserve of the Prince of the Leonessa , Lord of Montemiletto, and bought in the last twenties of 1800 by the grandfather Ciriaco, the founder of the Farm ,who obstinately and sweating went on working on the farm, changing the age-old woods in marvellous vineyard."
"Today Ciriaco, the grandson, has taken back the old baton and animated with the same attachment and tenacity of his grandfather, has brought back the ancient Farm to its former splendour. The Farm, through the production of prestigious wines and high quality extra virgin olive oil have the ambitious target to promote through Italy and all over the world the image of Irpinia, a hard but generous land full of traditions and culture." - Winery
This was also rated 87 Points by the Wine Enthusiast.