Italian Indigenous Varieties: Nerello Cappuccio

Today's Italian indigenous variety post is about Nerello Cappuccio. This grape often flanks Nerello Mascalese in blends from Faro and is rarely seen on it's own as a monovarietal wine. The name of the grape comes from the fact that the canopy develops like a cape above the grape vine if it's not controlled. It... Continue Reading →

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Italian Indigenous Varieties: Nerello Mascalese

I've been dragging my feet to write about Nerello Mascalese in my Italian Indigenous variety series. I don't know why but I think it's because it's such a "fashionable" grape that I am shying away from it. Of course, that's ridiculous. It's fashionable because it's delicious and therefore deserves attention. Years ago no one had... Continue Reading →

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