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 Red” is a great quality wine; it is made from “Piedirosso” and “Aglianico” vines, cultivated on the slopes of the volcano. Its ruby-red colour shows violet reflections and its aroma recalls violets and sweet violets, with further hints of liquorice and fine woods. It has a gratifying taste, a full body and smoothness.
Classification: D.O.C. red
Type of grape: 80% Piedirosso and 20% Aglianico
Soil features: volcanic
Cultivation system: espalier
Harvest period: Mid-October
Yield per hectare: 80 quintals
Vinification: soft pressing, maceration at controlled temperature.
Serving temperature: to be served at room temperature. It is suggested to open the bottle a couple of hours earlier.
Food match: it is indicated when eating tasty dishes, elaborate red meats and seasoned cheeses.