The name of this wine is rooted in biblical history. According to the legend, God cried when he found a corner of Heaven stolen by Lucifer: where his tears fell, there grew the grapes that make Lacryma Christi, translated as "tears of Christ." Made from 100% Piedirosso grapes grown in volcanic soil near Mount Vesuvius and fermented in stainless steel, this is a unique red wine-- youthful, but substantial.
Colour: Intense ruby red Nose: Full, with cherry, plum, raspberry and strawberry aromas supported by spiced pepper and clove Palate: Warming, well-structured and smooth, with refined tannins and a background of fruit and spice notes
Classification: DOC red
Grape Variety: Piedirosso 100%
Type of soil: Volcanic
Training system: Guyot and pergola
Period of harvest: Mid-October
Yield per hectare: 8000 Kg
Aging in oak: Four to six months in 2.25 hl oak barrels
Alcohol content: 12,5 %
Intense ruby-red with layers of cherries, plums, raspberries and black pepper on the nose with a hint of smokiness in the finish. Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso is rich with refined tannins and matches a wide range of foods.
Pair with pasta or polenta with meat-based sauces, red meats, and can even make a surprisingly great companion to grilled swordfish.
A wine with a prestigious name and origins lost in legend, which entranced the great Voltaire in 1700. The grape is Piedirosso, mentioned by Pliny two thousand years ago. It is grown, in soil rich in ash, in the area surrounding Vesuvius. The fiery passion of the land finds direct expression in the wine, even after long aging.