According to the legend, the name of the “Lacryma Christi” wine comes from the tears shed by Jesus when it is said that Lucifer stole a little piece of Paradise and forged the Gulf of Naples. Therefore Jesus’ tears made the land so precious and a perfect place for great noble vines.
The Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco D.O.C. is a very renowned wine in the world. Its taste unmistakable, full bodied, and smooth is made from a carefully selected mix of grapes,“Coda di Volpe” and “Falanghina”, cultivated on the slopes of the volcano. A great versatile wine that can be easily matched; it has a straw yellow colour and a slight scent that recalls brooms and ripe fruits.
Classification: D.O.C. white
Type of grape: 90% Coda di Volpe and 10% Falanghina
Soil features: volcanic
Cultivation system: espalier
Harvest period: Mid-October
Yield per hectare: 80 quintals
Vinification: soft pressing, in bianco vinification, fermentation at controlled temperature.
Serving temperature: 10°C.
Food match: it goes well with fish dishes, seafood and shellfish.