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Vitis apiana

One of Columella (1st century AD) and Pliny the Elder (23-79) mentioned antique grape (also Vitis apianis). The wine from it was called "Apianum". It was so named because of its special attraction to bees (apis) due to the particularly sweet berries and its distinctive fragrance. According to a non-verifiable hypothesis, it is said to be the Campanian variety Fiano to be a descendant. Also the two very old varieties Muscat Blanc and Muscat d'Alexandrie were / are often associated with it. However, historical, botanical or genetic evidence is missing.

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