The Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce is the "northernmost" of the Modena Lambruscos and it is also the most odorous and full-bodied. Those qualities make it the Lambrusco best adapted to accompanying the succulent and fatty foods of Emilia.
Lambrusco Salamino derives its name from its cluster, which is small, compact and cylindrical, a form that resembles a small salami.
As is true of the Lambrusco di Sorbara, this wine is not kept long in the winery. It is bottled young in order to capture all of its liveliness and fresh fragrance, as well as its characteristic foam.
In the provinces of Reggio Emilia and Modena, Lambrusco vineyards extend from the slopes of the hills to the line of the Po river. All four of the existing Lambrusco Denominazioni di Origine Controllata are found in that zone.