This variety is prevalent in the west of the province of Reggio Emilia, especially in the communes of Montecchio, Boretto and Gualtieri. It is believed to have originated in the area around Parma, particularly at Villa Maestri, near San Pancrazio. Its adaptability has favoured its planting as far away as Puglia. Lambrusco Maestri is a well-coloured wine of deep ruby red with purple highlights and with good body and tannins. When it’s been well made it’s able to offer notes of red fruits like cherry and wild berries and a floral aroma of violets.