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Caprettone

The white grape variety (also crapettone) comes from Italy; derived from the shape of the grape, the name means "sheep's beard". It has long been considered a clone of the species Coda di Volpe Bianca considered, but this was done in 2005 DNA analysis disproved. This has resulted in a close relationship with the varieties Ginestra and Piedirosso detected. It produces white wines with a moderate acidity. The variety is in Campania grown in the province of Napoli, where they are used in DOC wine Vesuvio is allowed. Because Caprettone is (still) used as a synonym for Coda di Volpe Bianca, separate quantitative measurement is difficult. In any case, no holdings were reported under the name Caprettone in 2010 (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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