Wine "Lacryma Christi" Bianco del Vesuvio DOC, 2016
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Taste wine - balanced, fruity, with good structure, mineral notes and elegant finish.
The wine has a fresh aroma with notes of ripe fruit, pineapple, white peach, pear, hints of licorice.
The wine is perfect for grilled fish, pasta, snacks or seafood risotto.
The name of the wine - "Lacryma Christi" - goes back to an old legend: seeing particle paradise kidnapped by Lucifer, the Lord wept, and in the place where it fell tears, then grew vineyards "Lacrima Christi". The variety of grape from which the wine is made, historically grow in the area - mention of it we find in another Roman historian Pliny and politics. The soil in this area is fertile volcanic. Vineyards have a south-eastern exposure, the average age of the vines - 20 years. The climate is temperate, the air is cooled periodically Mediterranean breeze. Crop harvested in early October, then subjected to a classical vinification of grapes in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature. Wine is aged first 2 months in steel vats, and after bottling at least a month in the bottle. Wine storage capacity is four years.
Mastroberardino family that produces Lacrima Christi del Vesuvio, has long been part of the Italian winemaking tradition and culture. Today their production is based in Artipalda, heart of the wine region of Irpinia, where it is still preserved ancient wine cellars. According to sources, in the middle of the 18th century one of Berardino, get professional title of "Master" for the first time took up the wine. Since then, the family had already had 10 generations. Winemaking has a long tradition of the Campania region - they are engaged in here for more than three millennia. Perhaps the grapes grown here before the Etruscans, but definitely know that the tradition entrenched in the area with the arrival of the Greeks. The campaign is in the south of Italy, Mount Vesuvius, the one that destroyed Pompeii, towering over the region. Therefore, the wine-growing region in 1983 called Vesuvius.