The grape has a long history in the Campanian region and is believed to have been the grape behind the ancient Roman wine Apianum.

Ampelographers and wine historians consider Fiano a "classical vine" of southern Italy that likely has its origins in ancient Roman viticulture and perhaps may have even been cultivated by the ancient Greeks before them.

Some historians say that Fiano may have been the grape behind the Roman wine Apianum, that was produced in the hills above Avellino.


Characteristics of the grape variety

The leaves are small with three or five lobes. The bunch is thin with wings. The grapes are elliptic and small, amber yellow colored. It has an average strength and it is ready at the end of September.