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 rosato D.O.C. is made from the fermentation in bianco of the “Aglianico” and “Piedirosso” grapes, cultivated on the slopes of the Vesuvius. It is a very fragrant wine with an inimitable taste; it binds the freshness of a white wine and the balanced density of a young red one. Its aroma is intense and satisfying; its fragrance recalls brooms and orange blossoms. The wine enhances a dry and harmonic taste and it smells intensely and enjoyably.
Classification: D.O.C. rosato
Type of grape: 90% Piedirosso and 10% Aglianico
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: 18°C
Food match: it is ideal with white meats, vegetable stews and game.