Lacyrma Christi is one of the most traditional wines from Campania. It is a wine of legend. The name Lacyrma Christi literally translates to “The Tears of Christ.” There are a few stories of how this name came to be. One goes that when Jesus was ascending to heaven, he glanced down at the earth and saw the Bay of Naples. It was so beautiful that he wept tears of joy. His tears fell on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius where vines then grew. A more modern story tells of local monks who didn’t have filtering equipment; thus the wine was passed through canvas. As it fell drop by drop, it looked like tears.
Production Area: Directly around the great Mount Vesuvius, vines are planted in volcanic soil. From vines ranging from 15 – 25 year-old planted at 2,000 – 4,500 vines per hectare.
Grape Varieties: 90% Piedirosso, 10% Aglianico
Vinification: Vines are trained using the Guyot system at 300m above sea level. Harvest time is around the end of September, and the grapes are hand-picked and vinified in stainless steel tanks to capture the purity of the primary fruits. The first thing you notice about Lacryma Christi Rosato Bio is the colour.
Colour: Pale pink
Bouquet: Fruity with wild strawberries, raspberries, & cherries.The body is full with a medium finish.
Serving Suggestions: Roasted white meats, risottos and white fish.