This variety is considered one of the main grapes in the Lambrusco family, along with Sorbara and Grasparossa. Its name derives from the elongated shape of its bunches which, in the local imagination, resemble salami. It is believed to have originated in the area of Santa Croce, on the outskirts of Carpi. It’s now the most widely planted variety in the plains of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Its intensely hued. Soft-tannined wines tend towards violet, while its bouquet brings to mind raspberries, cherries and blackberries as well as a hint of roses.