The red variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Lambrusco Galassi (a red-leaved variety) and Lambrusco di Santa Croce. The name derives from the cylindrical shape of the grapes, which resemble a small salami. These are 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 prone to the vine wood 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 grown mainly in the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia, but also Bologna, Ferrara and Mantova. She 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 acreage totaled 5,003 hectares in 2010. It thus proved in the worldwide varieties ranking the rank 110.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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