This variety was popular between the end of the 19th century and the start of the 20th when it was known as Lambrusco Oliva Grosso. Its name is due to the shape of its berries and it still can be found amongst plantings of old vines. It produces a richly coloured ruby wine, with good intensity and purple highlights. The nose is intense, fine and complex with notes of red berries, cherry and spice.