Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso DOC 2017

The name of this wine is rooted in 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, translated as "tears of Christ." Made from 100% Piedirosso grapes grown in volcanic soil near Mount Vesuvius and fermented in stainless steel, this is a unique red wine that is youthful, but substantial.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby-red in color, aromas of cherries and red fruit underscore notes of plums, raspberries, and black pepper.  Refined tannins and good acidity make this wine rich without being overpowering.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with spaghetti and meatballs, Bolognese sauce, pizza Margherita, and even grilled swordfish.

Production Info
Vineyard size
38 acres
Soil composition
Volcanic and Clay-Loam
Training method
Guyot Espalier and Arbor-trained
Elevation
561 feet
Vines/acre
1,000
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
81,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Piedirosso
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
72-73 °F
Maceration technique
Cold Soak Maceration, Racking, and Pumpovers
Maceration length
10
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
2 months
Length of aging before bottling
3 months

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