Alexia Capolino Perlingieri

Organic farming of indigenous grapes from Campania in a XV century fortified house

About the winery
In 2003, when I was thirty, I left Milan and my job as an investment banker to resume an activity that had been given up by my grandfather and mother, which was to them little more than a hobby: winemaking. Since my mother’s last harvest, in 1987, the world had changed and viticulture made no exception. That’s why I had to start from scratch, or nearly so. I bought new land, replanted obsolete vineyards, built a modern cellar, selected an oenologist who shared my same view of wine and worked side by side with my workers on the farmland to understand its dynamics and complexities. On our farm in the Sannio area, we now have 12 hectares of vineyards and a 5-hectare olive grove, treated under organic agricultural methods. I took a gamble on the Campania heritage of grape varieties, as I believe that the peculiarity of a territory is its wealth, especially in a global economy.

Learn more about Alexia Capolino Perlingieri and their facilities at:

http://www.capolinoperlingieri.com

Location

Campania

Opening Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 18:00Tuesday: 09:00 - 18:00Wednesday: 09:00 - 18:00Thursday: 09:00 - 18:00Friday: 09:00 - 18:00Saturday: 09:00 - 18:00Sunday: Closed
Summer Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 18:00Tuesday: 09:00 - 18:00Wednesday: 09:00 - 18:00Thursday: 09:00 - 18:00Friday: 09:00 - 18:00Saturday: 09:00 - 18:00Sunday: Closed
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Cellar door / shop
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Accommodation
No
Tastings
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Tours
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Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
English, French
Children friendly
No
Region
Campania
Country
Italy
Organic
No
Wines produced
Falanghina, Fiano, Greco, Aglianico, Sciascinoso
Grape varieties
Falanghina, Fiano, GrecoAglianico
History & Geography
Sannio is an area of Campania almost unknown to most people and off the typical tourist trails. Although located at just 45 miles from Naples, Sannio is quite different from the Campania stereotypes as to culture, climate and morphology: a rural land with vineyards and olive groves extending as far as the eye can see. Standing at the Apennines’ foot, it borders Campania, Apulia and Molise. Vines, imported from Greece, spread over the whole Magna Graecia area and therefore also in Campania. Wine produced in this area was the most widely drunk in Rome coming through Pompeii market until the fatal eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, that obliterated Pompeii and put an end to its worldwide trades. We have harsh winters, scorching summers, abundant rainfalls, climate variance between day and night and even snow at times. The Taburno Mount’s extinct volcano (4554 feet) on the Southern side, and Mount Matese on the Northern one (6725 feet) surround the Telesina Valley where our farm is located.
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