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.
Grapes: 85% Piedirosso, 15% Aglianico
Production area: Vesuvian countries
Altitude: 150 m s.l.m.
Type of soil: volcanic / sandy
Vinification: Grapes harvested by hand at full ripeness are severely selected and then destalked and pressed. The fermentation takes place in steel at controlled temperature with maceration 8 days on skins. The wine is always aged in surplus steel for 6 months and at least 2 months of aging in bottle.
Color: red with violet reflections.
Fragrance: fresh red fruit aromas such as strawberry and raspberry, also spicy remnants.Flavor: fruity, fresh and greasy, with good texture and soft tannins.
Gourmet Food Matching: great in pairing with roasts and noble poultry, spicy cheeses and stuffed peppers. Very good also the pairing with handcrafted pasta and Neapolitan ragout.
The Piedirosso vine: A red grape variety most cultivated on Mount Vesuvius is known by the dialectical term "Per" and "Palummo", which describes a morphological characteristic of the rachis that sees the pedicels of colored grains of red as those of a paw of dove. Very vigorous vine, with late ripening with yields are very low. Medium size of bunch, generally spatula, medium-large grapes, spherical with large purple violet skin.