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Coda di Volpe Bianca

The white grape variety comes from Italy; the name means "fox tail" after the grape shape. Synonyms are Alopecis, Cianca Rossa, Coada Vulpi, Coda di Volpe de Maddaloni, Coda di Vulpe, Durante, Falerno, Guarnaccia Bianca and Lisica Opasca Bjelaja. According to a hypothesis, it is the descendant of the von Pliny the Elder (23-79) ancient grape Alopecis, the appearance of which reminded of the "tail of a fox". However, this applies to many grape varieties or this description has been used frequently. The synonym Falerno also associates an “ancient relationship” with the famous Falernian, The first mention was made in 1592 by the scholar Giovanni Battista della Porta (1535-1615).

Coda di Volpe Bianca - grape and leaf

Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Caprettone (Crapettone) Coda di Pecora. Codivarta. Pallagrello Bianco or Trebbiano Toscano be confused. There is no relationship to the variety Pallagrello Nero (with synonym Coda di Volpe Nera). The medium to late ripening vine has sugar-rich berries. It produces golden, spicy white wines with aromas of stone fruits and a slightly salty, mineral taste. The variety is in Campania especially widespread in the provinces of Avellino and Benevento and in DOC wines Campi Flegrei. Fiano di Avellino. Greco di Tufo. Irpinia. Sannio. Terre di Cosenza and Vesuvio authorized. In 2010, 586 hectares of vineyards were recorded with a strongly falling trend, in 2000 it was twice as much (Kym Anderson ).

Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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