“White” grapes can range in color from yellow to green to light pink when ripe. The wine made from them is called white wine, even though it is never actually white but rather transparent with more or less yellow coloration, sometimes with a greenish tinge. With age or oak contact, white wines become more amber to brown.
This variety has long been grown intermingled with Coda di Volpe in the Vesuvio DOC, and the two varieties have been confused with one another or considered to be the same. Caprettone was recognized as a separate variety in 2014, but it is still unclear how many vines in the Vesuvius area are Caprettone and how many are Coda di Volpe.