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Vitis apiana

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

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