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Minutolo

The white grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Fiano Aromatico, Fiano della Valle d'Itria, Fiano di Puglia, Fiano di Salento, Fiano Minutolo, Fiore Mendillo, Greco Aromatico, Minutola and Moscatellina. The parentage is unknown. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2001, Fiano Aromatico, until then considered a variety of Fiano, is an independent variety, which was therefore renamed Minutolo. There is no relationship to Muscat varieties, as the synonym Moscatellina might suggest. The medium-ripening vine produces white wines with aromas of fresh grapes, herbs and citrus. The variety was saved from extinction in 2000 through new plantings. It is cultivated in Apulia, where it is permitted in the DOC wines Locorotondo and Martina Franca. However, no stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).

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