This wine essentially comes from the Lambrusco Salamino grapevine. However, the production guidelines permit Lambrusco Salamino grapes to be cultivated alongside a small percentage of Lambrusco and Fortana vines, the latter being locally referred to as "Uva d’Oro" (golden grapes).
Thus, we can affirm that it is from the vine of the same name that this wine is substantially derived.
Cylindrical or conical in shape, the cluster is rather small, thin and compact, has an average length of 10 - 12 cm and often incorporates an off - shoot. The same cluster bears spherical grapes of different sizes, with a thick, robust skin of a plummy blue - black color. The grapes contain a juicy pulp with a slightly sweet, acid taste.
The Lambrusco Salamino vine is vigorous, ensuring a prolific and constant yield. Its grapes ripen in early October, having stored all the light and heat of the summer and autumn sunshine.
Spring and summer pruning of the vines is performed in order to reduce the load of clusters borne by each root and guarantee that the sun’s rays reach every part of the cluster, ensuring a complete and uniform ripening.