Minutolo, grape variety described as moderate to strongly aromatic by Dr Ian D’Agata (Italy’s Native Wine Grape Terroirs, p.19). See aromatic grape varieties. It has been grown in Puglia since 1200, where it was erroneously believed to be an aromatic Fiano sub-variety.

In the vineyard: Medium sized bunches and berries. High vigor, average productivity.

Where grown: In Puglia it is found mainly in the Valle d’Itria in the province of Bari. Minutolo is also now grown in the provinces of Brindisi and Taranto. There are mono-varietal IGT Minutolo wines made, and Minutolo can also be included in the DOC blends Locorotondo and Martina Franca.

Wine style: Minutolo is often used to spice up more neutral white wines. Fresh and light bodied wines, with white flower, ginger, and yellow fruit aromas and flavours.

Bibliography

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.187.