Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso

  • Grapes: Piedirosso 80%, Aglianico 20%
  • Production Area: Monte Somma production area
  • Exposure and Altitude: Mountainous terrain facing south
  • Soil Type: Volcanic sandy soil with the presence of pumice stone and lapilli
  • Training System: Espalier with Guyot pruning
  • Planting Density: 3000 vines per hectare
  • Yield per Grape (Kg/ha): 6000
  • Harvest Period: Second decade of October
  • Winemaking Techniques: Destemming of the grapes, followed by fermentation for about 10 days with pumping over and delestage.
  • Aging: 12 months in steel, followed by bottling and further aging in the bottle.
  • Organoleptic Characteristics: Ruby red color, with violet and cherry notes on the nose, accompanied by small hints of spice, vanilla, and cinnamon. Dynamic, fresh, and savory taste; well-integrated and velvety tannins.
  • Alcohol Content (% by Volume): 12/13
  • Pairings: Ideal with earthy appetizers, delicate first courses, and very aged cheeses.

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