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The Vines

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Fiano di Avellino
 
Fiano di Avellino
 
The presence of Fiano in Irpinia dates back to ancient times. Some scholars consider it of Greek origins (imported from the 'Apia', region of origin of the Greek settlers). According to others it is of Italic origins, brought to Irpinia by people coming from the Apuan Alps. Even the name counts with several hypotheses. Besides those that bind him to its origins, there is the phrase Vitis Apina in the sense of 'sweet scent that attracts bees'. With the passing of time it changed from Vitis Apiana, to Afiana and finally into Fiano. Irpinia, with its rugged hills, volcanic and clayey soils and the strong thermal excursions is the ideal setting to enhance the high sugar content and high acidity.

Varietal characteristics: Medium sized leaf, grass-green and trilobed; loose bunch, conical-pyramidal shaped, small-medium sized; small, elliptical berry; tough skin, with little bloom and its typical golden-yellow color.
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Coda di Volpe
 
Coda di Volpe
 
Caprettone (or Crapettone) is an ancient white autochthonous variety from Campania, typical of the areas surrounding the Vesuvius, also known as Coda di Volpe del Vesuvio. Its name comes from the peculiar shape of the bunch, short and thickset, that reminds of the goat beard. It is a very vigorous variety, extraordinarily mineral, with medium acidity, ripening in the second half of September.

Varietal characteristics: large leaf, five-lobed, light green; large, loose bunch; medium-large berry, perfectly round; with thick skins, yellowish and rich in bloom.