Caprettone

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.

Color:
Alternative Names and Subvarieties: Coda di Volpe
Origin:
Best Known For: Wines from the slopes of Mount Vesuvius
Where Grown: Exclusively in the Vesuvius area of Campania
Regions:
Majority Component in One or More Wines of:
Vesuvio DOC