Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco DOC 2014

The name of this wine is entwined with a legend. According to the story, God cried when he found a corner of Heaven stolen by Lucifer and where his tears fell, there grew the grapes that make Lacryma Christi, which translates as "tears of Christ."  Made from 100% Coda di Volpe grown in volcanic soil, this wine is fermented in stainless steel to preserve its unique, fresh profile.

Tasting Notes

Pale yellow in color, aromas of pear and other tree fruits complement undertones of white peach and licorice.  On the palate, strident minerality and good body make this a well-structured, food-friendly wine.

Food Pairing

This wine is great as an aperitif, but it also pairs well with shrimp cocktails, Lyonnaise sauces, seafood risottos, and calamari friti.

Production Info
Vineyard size
30 acres
Soil composition
Volcanic
Training method
Espalier with Guyot pruning system and Arbor-trained
Elevation
561 feet
Vines/acre
1,200
Yield/acre
2.8 tons
Exposure
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted
1996/2003
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
1960
Bottles produced of this wine
70,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Coda di Volpe
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15 days
Fermentation temperature
59-61 °F
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
1 month
Length of aging before bottling
3 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.5 %
pH level
3.3
Residual sugar
0.8 g/L
Acidity
5.3 g/L
Dry extract
22.2 g/L

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