This variety is thought to have originated in the commune of Castelvetro and is common in the hills and foothills around Modena and Reggio Emilia. In the 19th century, Francesco Agazzotti, the lawyer and winemaker, praised its bouquet as being like peach blossom. The rich skins of the berries confer the wine a rich ruby colour with purple highlights. As we can infer from its name, Grasparossa is red too in its stems and branches. Its fruit-driven wines bring notes of sour cherry, redcurrant, blackberry, almond as well as floral hints of violets in the young wines. Compared to other Lambruscos, Grasparossa has a higher tannic component which gives its wines more structure.