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Caprettone

The white grape variety (also known as Crapettone) originates from Italy; the name derived from the shape of the grape means "sheep's beard". It was long considered a clone of the Coda di Volpe Bianca variety, but this was disproved by DNA analyses carried out in 2005. A close relationship to the Ginestra and Piedirosso varieties was established. It yields white wines with moderate acidity. The variety is cultivated in Campania ind Province of Napoli, where it is permitted in the DOC wine Vesuvio. As Caprettone is (still) used as a synonym for Coda di Volpe Bianca, a separate quantitative registration is difficult. In any case, no stock was reported under the name Caprettone in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).

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