This grape has been grown between Broletto and Monterico di Albinea, in the province of Reggio Emilia, since the 19th century and is now found throughout the province. Unlike other members of the Lambrusco family, this variety tends to develop very small berries that are widely spaced with unripe anthocyanins. That’s why its wines are lacking in colour richness, tending towards pale reds. But Montericco does offer lively acidity and low tannins, making it suitable for sparkling wines. Montericco produces wines with delicate notes of blackberry and berries as well as dog roses and violets.