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Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso 2013

Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso 2013

750ML    
Sku: 019563

The name of this wine is rooted in biblical history. According to the legend, God cried when he found a corner of Heaven stolen by Lucifer: where his tears fell, there grew the grapes that make Lacryma Christi, translated as "tears of Christ." Made from 100% Piedirosso grapes grown in volcanic soil near Mount Vesuvius and fermented in stainless steel, this is a unique red wine-- youthful, but substantial.

Tasting notes
Intense ruby-red with layers of cherries, plums, raspberries and black pepper on the nose with a hint of smokiness in the finish. Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso is rich with refined tannins and matches a wide range of foods: pasta or polenta with meat-based sauces, red meats, and can even make a surprisingly great companion to grilled swordfish.

Other text
A wine with a prestigious name and origins lost in legend, which entranced the great Voltaire in 1700. The grape is Piedirosso, mentioned by Pliny two thousand years ago. It is grown, in soil rich in ash, in the area surrounding Vesuvius. The fiery passion of the land finds direct expression in the wine, even after long aging.

Food pairing
A major wine, to be matched with well-flavoured dishes such as pasta or polenta with meat-based sauces; ideal for sophisticated red meats; an imaginative and surprising companion to grilled swordfish.

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Country: Italy
Region: Campania
Sub-Region: Vesuvio
Grape Varietal: Piedirosso
Type: Still wine

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