Ancient vine of the Roman era, Fiano was named Latino to distinguish the vine from the origins of Greco. It is a rigorous vine that prospers well in soils of volcanic origin as in these clay deposits. Its entymology refers to Apanius and the apiane grapes mentioned by Columella and Pliny. Its name was traced back to the bees who would have been greedy to acquire the grapes’ sugar. Another hypothesis about this name arrives from a variety of apple (Appiana from Appio) or from an ancient synonym for the Peloponnese.
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