lacryma christi del vesuvio bianco d.o.c.

An ancient legend suggests that God cried when he found a strip of paradise stolen by Lucifer in the Gulf of Naples and, where his tears fell, the vine grew. Lacryma Christi comes from grapes harvested on the slopes of Vesuvius, where the vines are still luxuriant, celebrating life from the ashes. This wine testifies to the ceaseless work of recovery and innovation that Terredora undertakes to promote winegrowing in an area that the Romans called Terra Felix. The essence of fire and sea, Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio white is a wine that combines myth and contemporary style.

about wine

Grape Variety: 100% Coda di Volpe.

Production Area: selected vineyards on the slopes of Vesuvius.

Winemaking: the grapes are harvested at the beginning of October and left to macerate on the skins for several hours prior to gentle pressing to maximize the flavors. Fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures with selected yeasts and bottled young to preserve freshness.

Tasting Notes: straw yellow color, with refined and intense aromas of ripe fruits, such as pineapple, peach, gorse and a typical hint of licorice. Soft and well-structured on the palate, it develops agreeable notes of tropical fruit and minerals.

Food Pairings: a very food-friendly wine, ideal as an aperitif, with risottos, seafood dishes and fresh fish.

Best served at 10°C.

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<2019: Gold Medal - Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2021

2018: Gold Medal - Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2020

2015: 2 stelle - Guida Veronelli 2017

2007: BRONZE - Decanter World Wine Awards   2008

2007: Commended - Vinitaly 2008, Concorso Enologico Internazionale

2006: BRONZE - The International Wine Challenge 2007

2006: Commended - Decanter World Wine Awards 2007

2005: BRONZE - Decanter World Wine Awards 2006

2005: Seal of Approval - The International Wine Challenge 2006


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