Legend tells: "God, recognizing in the gulf of Naples a heap of heaven lifted from the devil, wept, and where the tears of divinity fell, the vines of Lacryma Chisti came to life.

Wine symbol of Naples and Vesuvius around the world.

 

 

Grape varieties: 85% Caprettone, 15% Falanghina

Production area: Vesuvian countries
Altitude: 150 m s.l.m.
Type of soil: volcanic / sandy

Vinification: The grapes, harvested by hand at full ripeness, are severely selected and pressed whole, so only the seedlings must first be decanted in cold and then inoculated for alcoholic fermentation. The fermentation takes place in low temperature steel. The wine is aged for 4 months sur-lie and at least 2 months in the bottle.

Organoleptic characteristics:

Color: slightly golden straw yellow.
Fragrance: Intense aromas of yellow fruit and Mediterranean scrub, with prevalence of mineral notes.
Taste: full, round, complex and persistent on the palate.

Gourmet Food Matching: Perfectly Combined with Legume Soup, White Meat, Fresh Cheese and Soft Dough.

Caprettone vine: Historically widespread in the province of Naples, especially in the Vesuvius area, Caprettone is a varietal white berry that probably has its name for the particular shape of the cluster, which can be remembered by the goat's beard. Despite its ancient origins, it has only been recognized in recent times as a vine with its specific genetic and productive profile. It is an extremely vigorous grape, the bunch is tight enough, with medium size acorns, thick peel and predominantly elliptical. It is usually harvested in mid-September. At full maturation it has relatively low acidity values.

Tenuta Cavalier Pepe, Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco DOC, 2017

SKU: 11630_2017
£14.19Price
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