The white grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Apiana, Apiano, Fiana, Fiano di Avellino, Fiore Mendillo, Foiano, Latina Bianca, Latina Bianca di Barletta, Latino, Latino Bianco and Santa Sofia. It must not be confused with the Minutolo variety (Fiano Aromatico, Fiore Mendillo) or with Santa Sofia, which has long been considered identical, despite the fact that synonyms or morphological similarities seem to indicate this. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. A DNA analysis carried out in 2001 showed that Fiano Aromatico, which was suspected to be a variety, is an independent variety and is therefore used in Minutolo was renamed.