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Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOC

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DOC - Controlled Designation of Origin


History
The wine of Vesuvius is a product playing an important role in the national and international wine history, since it is known all over the world. Haec iuga quam Nysae colles plus Bacchus amavit, "These ridges Bacchus loved more than the hills of Nysa" (Martial). Here grape has an unmistakable taste and perfume. The fame of this wonderful corner of the world and its wine has produced myths and legends: "God recognized the Gulf of Naples as a patch of sky taken away by Lucifer: He cried and His teardrops watered the lands where the vine of Lacryma Christi grew". The legend is also mentioned by Curzio Malaparte who, in La pelle, invites to drink "this sacred, ancient wine".
The production area includes only the wine-growing areas of 15 Municipalities in the province of Naples situated on the slopes of Vesuvius, where vineyards house autochthonous varieties that have been always cultivated in this area, like Caprettone and Falanghina.

Production Area
Boscotrecase, Trecase, San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, Ottaviano, San Giuseppe Vesuviano, Terzigno, Boscoreale, Torre Annunziata, Torre del Greco, Ercolano, Portici, Cercola, Pollena Trocchia, Sant'Anastasia, and Somma Vesuviana.

Description

Lacryma Christi White
Color: from light straw-yellow to straw yellow
Perfume: pleasantly winy
Taste: dry, slightly acidulous
Vines: Coda di volpe bianca (locally called Caprettone) and/or Verdeca (min. 80%), Falanghina and/or Greco (max 20%);
Minimum alcoholic content: 12%vol

Lacryma Christi Red
Color: ruby red
Perfume: pleasantly winy
Taste: dry, harmonious
Vines: Piedirosso (locally called Palummina) and/or Sciascinoso (locally called Olivella) (min. 80%), Aglianico (max 20%);
Minimum alcoholic content: 12%vol

Lacryma Christi Rosé
Color: more or less intense rosy
Perfume: pleasant
Taste: dry, harmonious
Vines: Piedirosso (locally called Palummina) and/or Sciascinoso (locally called Olivella) (min. 80%),
Aglianico (max 20%);
Minimum alcoholic content: 12%vol

The Producers
  Societ√† agricola Villa Dora srl
Others - Terzigno (NA)
  Casa Vinicola Setaro
Others - Trecase (NA)
  Azienda Vinicola Sorrentino
Others - Boscotrecase (NA)
  Terre di Sylva Mala
Others - Boscotrecase (NA)
  Fioravante Romano
Others - Ottaviano (NA)
  Industria Vinicola Campana di Gabriele De Falco
Others - S. Sebastiano al Vesuvio (NA)

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