Minutolo: general information

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How to cite this source de Palma L., Tarricone L., De Michele M., Carparelli P., 2015. Minutolo. In: Italian Vitis Database, http://it.grapedb.org ISSN 2282-006X.
botanical information
name
Minutolo
type of origin
spontanea
specie
Vitis vinifera
variety group
Aromatiche
genera
Vitis
subspecie
sativa
variety for
wine
code
IVD-var_311
registration
Registered in the National Catalogue
yes
code
455
Official name
Minutolo b.
synonyms
documented synonyms (1)
synonyms documented by the Istitution that appear with the eventual support of the literature
wrong denominations (1)
wrong denominations indicated by the Istitution that appear with the eventual support of the literature
released clones (2)
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Historical references

This variety is likely the old "Latina bianca" or oMinutola" described by Fojo (1875) in the Bitonto area (Bari province, Apulia region). It was confused and overlapped with Fiano for a long time, and indicatd also as Fiano aromatico o Fiano puglese.

For its particular aromatic traits, this genotype was recovered and valorized in Valle d'Itria especially thanks to "I Pastini"  winery, located in Locorotondo (Bari province), area where this variety is also known as Fiano minutolo (Carparelli et al., 2006).  

After genetic, ampelographic, viticltural and chemical studies, (Calò et al., 2001; Di Stefano et al., 2001; Giannini et al., 2006; de Palma et al., 2009), this genotype was distinguished definitely by Fiano and it was enrolled into the Italian Register of Grapevine Varieties in 2011.   

distribution & variation

This variety is clasified as apt to be grown, in the Apulia region, in the provinces of Barletta-Andria-Trani, Bari, Taranto, Brindisi e Lecce.

It is admitted into the IGT Puglia, Daunia, Murgia, Salento, Tarantino, Valle d'Itria.

technological use

Minutolo gapes show a quite slow sugar accumulation.

The berry skin is thin and sensitive to odium and botrytis attacks; this fact imposes an accurate plant prptection and limits the possibilit to delay the grape harvest.

The musts show a not negligible content of polyphenols and catechins.

The wines have a pale yellow color with greenish nuences. They are rich are rich in floral scents, especially of rose, but also in citrus and green apple scents, joint to notes of honey and candied fruits.

The wine taste is fresh, long lasting and coplex as well as its aroma. Flavors of apple, candied pineapple emerge, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

About six months after bottling, the wine oxygenated at room temperature is enriched with resinous notes (Carparelli et al., 2006).

 

bibliographies (5)
authors year title journal citation
Calò A., Costacurta A., Catalano V., Crespan M., Milani N., Giust M., Aggio L., Carraro R. 2001 Caratterizzazione dei Fiani: Fiano e Fiano minutolo. Atti Acc. Vite Vino Siena, Conv. “La nobiltà dei vitigni italici”. Napoli, Atripalda-Pompei, 24-25 maggio 2001.
Carparelli P., Moretti G., Vassanelli G., Tarricone L. 2006 La riscoperta del Fiano in Valle d’Itria. Atti informatici Convegno Nazionale “I vitigni autoctoni minori: aspetti tecnici, normativi e commerciali”. Torino (Villa Gualino), 30 novembre-1 dicembre 2006.
de PALMA L., TARRICONE L., COSTACURTA A., CARPARELLI P., NOVELLO V.de PALMA L., TARRICONE L., COSTACURTA A., CARPARELLI P., NOVELLO V. 2009 Il Fiano aromatico di Puglia, dal DNA al vino. Atti informatici Accademia Italiana della Vite e del Vino
Di Stefano, Ummarino I., Giordano M., Calò A., Costacurta A. 2001 Caratterizzazione chimica di biotipi di Fiano. Atti Acc. Vite Vino Siena, Conv. “La nobiltà dei vitigni italici” Napoli, Atripalda-Pompei, 24-25 maggio 2001.
Giannini P., Pirolo C., Pastore F., De Fuoco G., Catucci L., Palmisano D., La Notte P., Savino V., 2006 Potenzialità di due nuovi vini bianchi pugliesi: Fiano della valle d’Itria e Bianco d’Alessano. Atti informatici Convegno Nazionale “I vitigni autoctoni minori: aspetti tecnici, normativi e commerciali”. Torino (Villa Gualino), 30 novembre -1 dicembre 2006.
updated at 2015-07-14 12:43:40 (6 years ago)