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Caccione Nero

Synonym for the grape variety Canaiolo Nero; see there.

The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Caccione Nero, Cagnina, Canaiolo, Canaiolo Toscano, Canajolo Nero, Canaiolo Romano, Canajuola, Canina, Cannaiola di Marta, Cannaiola Macchie di Marta, Uva Canina and Uva dei Cani. Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms, it must not be confused with the variety Colorino del Valdarno. The pink-berry Canaiolo Rosa is a colour mutation; however, there is no relationship to the white-berry Canaiolo Bianco (Drupeggio). According to one hypothesis, an ancestor was already known to the Etruscans and was therefore called Vitis vinifera etrusca. What is certain,...

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