White grape native to Tuscany, in particular central and central-south. It can be found grown in the province of Campobasso (loc. or cacciumo cacinello, according to the Bulletin of ampelographic 1886), in Teramo (pagadebito) in Piceno (canine dogs or grapes) and nell'orvietano (Drupeggio). Wales detects its presence as early as 1817, which suggests its use for liqueur wines and spirits, he also speaks in a publication of the Agrarian Florence (1870), but is cited by many ampelographers, including a Rovasenda (1877), the Marzotto (1925), the Racah (1932) and De Astis (1937). In addition to those already mentioned, has many synonyms such as earlywood white tulopeccio, trupeccio, dumpeccio, lupeccio, Columban, Canajolo white, or caccinella caciunella.
Viticulture and winemaking
Environmental and cultural characteristics and needs :
It has medium leaf, orbicular or pentagonal, three-lobed or five-lobed, medium cluster, a pyramid or two wings, slightly compact; berry medium-small, spherical, with thick, medium covered with bloom, white-green. It prefers soils drained, sunny and well exposed, allowing a perfect ripening of the grapes, suitable for the production of fortified wines and spirits.
Diseases and adversity :
Quite resistant to drought and may be subject to rot in the case of frequent and prolonged rains. Has average tolerance to major fungal diseases.
Follows, by region, a list of all DOC and DOCG where use is permitted of this vine and a selection of producers who use it in one of their wines.
- Barco Reale di Carmignano - max 10%
- Carmignano - max. 10%
Umbria and Lazio :
- Orvieto - max. 40%
Manufacturers of interest :
- Trappolini (Lazio)
- Fattoria Poggio Gagliardo (Tuscany)
- Cardeto (Umbria)
- Decugnano dei Barbi (Umbria)
- Monrubio (Umbria)
- Palazzone (Umbria)
- Keeping The Velette (Umbria)