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Coda di Volpe

The first mention is the Coda di Volpe (fox’s tail) which dates back to the second half of the nineteenth century, when Froio includes it among the varieties cultivated in Campania. The Coda di Volpe is a white grape variety, typically Campanian, released only in the regional context. It is found mainly in the province of Benevento, and is cultivated in all the provinces of Campania, recommended amongst other varieties. The Coda di Volpe takes its name from the typical shape of the grape, which resembles the tail of a fox. As a grape with vinification in purity, it arises to the homonym monovine variety amongst the DO Samnium wines and in the subareas of Taburno, Sant’Agata dei Goti, Solopaca and Guardiolo. Not a very vigorous vine, it adapts to short pruning and to the espalier training system, it has a low fertility of the gems and  not a very consistent production. It presents a good compactness of the grape and it is sensitive to the weather condition during flowering. It has a good resistance to Botrytis, less to downy mildew. It adapts to several ways of grafting. The ripening period is on average in the first half of October. The level of sugar at the grape harvest is quite high, while the total acidity is quite low. The sensory profile of wine grapes Coda di Volpe, has a pale yellow color with golden reflections. The smell is pleasant, dominated by fruity notes of pear, floral aromas of yellow flowers and minerals.  The taste is  sapid and quite.