The popular peasant tradition of Brescia has long been persistently faithful to the recognition of the grape and wine's quality typical of Valtènesi: Groppello. This term dates back to ancient times undoubtedly related to the morphological characteristics of the grape cluster, characterized by a closed-tight form, compact as a 'cone', with a dialect etymology which originates from Lombard (grop) and Veneto (gropo) vernaculars and often alternating with a "fussy" diction for comparative anatomical analogy. The combinations that have ensued in the context of diverse varieties even more support the morphological etymology of the Groppello diction. Currently there are three Groppello biotypes in Valtènesi: Gentile, Mocasina and S. Stefano. It is the most typical wine of the area, a delicate red wine ready to drink, spiced with fruity, velvety and pleasant zest, which pairs perfectly with tasty first course dishes, meat of all types and medium-aged cheeses. The "Riserva" is obtained through special care in choosing the best vineyards and sometimes as a result of careful grapes selection after ageing for at least two years; it is a richer product, intensely spicy with sweet spices, full bodied, excellent taste, always very enveloping but with a soft tannins wrap, suitable for medium ageing, to be served with savoury dishes of red meat, the typical Brescia spit and many second courses of the Lombardy regional cuisine.