lacryma christi del vesuvio rosso 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. Piedirosso, the vine grown on the slopes of the Vesuvius volcano, celebrates life from the ashes and testifies to the ceaseless work of recovery and innovation that Terredora undertakes to promote winegrowing in the region. Essence of fire and sea - the signature of Terredora Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso.

""Wine of lean strength with the taste of the lava, lapilli and ashes that buried Herculaneum and Pompeii"."

(Curzio Malaparte)

about wine

Grape Variety: 100% Piedirosso.

Production Area: selected vineyards on the slopes of Vesuvius.

Winemaking: Tthe grapes are vinified with maceration on the skins for approximately 6 days, then fermented at 25°-28°C. This wine is aged in French oak barrels for at least 8 months and is further refined in the bottle prior to release for sale.

Tasting Notes: dark ruby red color. The bouquet highlights aromas of cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant with spicy (clove) and mineral overtones. Soft and elegant in the mouth, developing agreeable flavors of red fruits, plum, tobacco, coffee and ground pepper.

Food Pairings: it is a versatile wine. Ideal with pasta, meat-based soups, roast or boiled meat, lamb, or cheese such as Provolone.

Best served at 18°-20°C.

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press review

2021: 90 points - James, Sep 23, 2023

2019: 90 points - Vinous, Jan 2022

2018: 92 points -, Nov 24, 2020

2015: 92 points -, Oct 2017

2014: 2 stelle -  Guida Veronelli 2017

2014: 88 points – Vinous, Nov 2016

2011: 92 points – James Suckling , Nov 2015

2008: 90 points – Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Aug  2010

2007: 90 points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate,  Aug  2009

2006: 90 points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Apr 2009

2006: Commended - Decanter World Wine Awards 2009

2005: 90 points - Wine Advocates, Aug 2008

2005: BRONZE - The International Wine Challenge 2007

2005: Commended - Decanter World Wine Awards 2007

2004: SILVER Decanter World Wine Awards 2006

2004: Seal of Approval - The International Wine Challenge 2006



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