Sciascinoso is a red wine grape native to Italy where it is one of many olive-shaped grapes.

Where grown: Campania, Lazio. It is very common in the provinces of Avellino and Salerno, less so in that of Naples. It is rarely produced in pure versions. It is part of blends (usually with wines made from Piedirosso) of DOC wines such as Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso, Campi Flegrei Rosso, Penisola Sorrentina Rosso, and Costa d’Amalfi Rosso and Rosato.

Viticulture: Medium-large bunches and berries. Very vigorous, abundant productivity. Medium disease resistance.

Wine style: Sciascinoso is characterized by fruity fragrances (mainly red berries), high acidity, and a mid weight frame. The wine tends to be bright and fresh; it is an ideal blending partner with Piedirosso.

Bibliography

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.206