Sciaccarello

A red grape variety that probably originates in Corsica, and which has been used historically in Tuscany with the name Mammolo. It is used to make soft and spicy red and rosé wines with pleasant levels of alcohol and acidity, especially in the Corsican capital of Ajaccio.

Until the 1960s, the variety was very popular in Tuscany, with Soderini referring to it in 1600 in both its red and white varieties (the latter of which either no longer survives or refers to a different grape). It is still dominant in the south of Corsica, where 783 hectares were grown in 2008. It is mid- to late-ripening, and grows best in dry soil.

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