Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso DOC 2016

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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.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Vesuvio DOC
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
Length of maceration:
10 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling:
3 months
Length of bottle aging:
2 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
12.5 %
pH level:
3.6
Residual sugar:
0.2 g/L
Acidity:
5.2 g/L
Dry extract:
24.3 g/L

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