Nerello Cappuccio Grape Variety
Like the Nerello Mascalese variety, the Nerello Cappuccio grape variety is cultivated mainly on the slopes of Mount Etna, Sicily, and Calabria. The Cappuccio is slightly darker in colour and is less tannic than the Mascalese grape. The name of the Nerello Cappuccio apparently comes from the odd shape of its leaves – cappuccio means a hood or a cowl in Italian. Wine from the Cappuccio variety have a bouquet and flavours of cherries, vanilla, minerals, coffee, and can be slightly floral.