The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Lambrusco Galassi (a red-leaved variety) and Lambrusco di Santa Croce. The name is derived from the cylindrical shape of the grapes, which resemble a small salami. It is the most common and valuable of the many Lambrusco varieties, There are at least five different ones ampelographic Varieties with different leaf and stem colors. The late-ripening vine is susceptible to vine stock disease Esca, It produces color-intensive, tannin and alcohol rich red wines with fresh acidity and fruity aromas. These are used for the production of still and sparkling wines.
The variety is mainly grown in the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia, but also Bologna, Ferrara and Mantova. It is in wines of the DOC areas Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa. Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce. Lambrusco di Sorbara. Lambrusco Mantovano and Reggiano authorized. The total acreage in 2010 was 5,003 hectares. It thus demonstrated in the worldwide varieties ranking rank 110.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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