Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco DOC 2016

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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.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Vesuvio DOC
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
Maceration technique:
Sur-Lie Aging
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling:
3 months sur lies
Length of bottle aging:
2 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
12.5 %
pH level:
3.4
Residual sugar:
0.5 g/L
Acidity:
4.7 g/L
Dry extract:
19.0 g/L

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