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Nerello Cappuccio

The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Cassano, Castiglione, Lacrima, Mantiddatu Niuru, Nerello Cappuccio Mantellato, Marchesana, Nerello di S. Antonio, Nerello di San Antonio, Nerello Mantellato, Nirello Cappucio, Nirello Cappuccio, Niureddu, Niureddu Ammatiddatu, Niureddu Capucciu, Uva Antica Nera, Zuccheio Canella, Zuchero Carmella and Zuchero et Cannella. Although it appears to have synonyms or morphological similarities, it must not be confused with the Castiglione, Frappato, Nerello Mascalese or Perricone varieties. The part of the name Cappuccio (cap, hood) refers to the whitish coating that covers the grapes like a mantle (mantello) (hence Nerello Cappuccio Mantellato). The medium-late ripening vine produces soft, moderately coloured red wines with aromas of black fruits.

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