||canaiulo nero grosso, uva cannaiolo, uva dei cani, uva donna, uva merla, cannaiola, caccione nero, tindiloro.
||Last decade of September.
||Good average, consistent in the best bio-types.
|Areas of cultivation
||It is widespread especially in the production area of Chianti.
||Today it is cultivated throughout the center of Italy with the synonyms of Black Caccione, Dog Grapes, Uva merla and Tindiloro. But its territory is certainly Tuscany for which you have the first historical testimonies that speak of the canaiola grape, a term that has given rise to two different theories in the 14th century; One wants the term to derive from the August canopy and its ripening period, the other for the bitter taste that recalls the pink canine due to the bitter flavor. The first to mention the vine was De Crescenzi, which speaks about it around 1300, also spelling out the Latin term dies caniculares, which suggests that the vine was already known by the Romans even though no cronist of the time ever mentioned it directly.
||Leaf: small or medium, quinquelobata but sometimes also trilobata, often with very deep lobes, with petiole breast closed overlapped edges, upper side thighs superimposed overlaid but often also in lira; Lower lateral veins at narrow V; Flat flap, somewhat wavy or bulky; Flat lobby; Corner at the top of the almost straight terminal lobes; A slightly arachnid side, dark green, rather opaque; Green ribs often softened with red; Bottom wicker bottom, green color bottle with light green ribbed ribs; Ribs of 1 ° -2 ° -3 ° protruding order; Tongue-like teeth, irregular, straight edge, but sometimes convex, wide-base.
Bunch: medium size (12-18 cm long); Of medium-spatulate, squat or pyramidal appearance, winged with one or two wings; Peduncle visible, semi-woody, large.
Acino: medium (12-24 mm transverse diameter), subordinate, equal, of regular shape; Average persistent navel; Very prunus, sometimes purple (vinified), thick-skinned, thick-skinned; Meat pulp; Slightly colored juice of pink, of neutral flavor; Medium-length pedals, green-reddish; Obvious, green-reddish look; Short brush.
|Characteristics of the wine obtained from this grape variety
||The wine that is obtained from the black canaiolo grape is ruby red, intense. On the palate it is warm, intense.
||It is one of the classic vines that is associated with "Sangiovese", "Malvasia" and "Trebbiano" in winemaking. The particular simple, sweet-acid taste makes it searchable in all the Provinces of Tuscany for "government", making it dry on mats in suitable rooms.