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
Wine Maker 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.