Red Superior Vesuvio Lacryma Christi DOC


The Russo Family produce this wonderful, classic Lacryma Christi red from their south-west facing vines on the lower slopes of Mount Vesuvius. After fermentation at a controlled temperature in steel tanks, it is aged in large oak barrels for 12 months and a further 6 months in the bottle before release. When drunk young it’s a vibrant red with red cherry notes and a hint of minerality that’s perfect with tomato-based pasta or Neapolitan pizza. If you can resist drinking now, hiding away a few bottles in the wine fridge for a few years is worth the wait for it to develop greater complexity.

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Cantina del Vesuvio







Alcohol (ABV)



Full bodied red


Organic Certified

Food Matches

Antipasto, Cheese-Mild and Creamy, Creamy Sauce, Grilled/Poached fish, Pesto Sauce, Pizza/Pasta, Risotto, Seafood, Shellfish, Tomato based sauce, Turkey Roast


The “Lacryma Christi Del Vesuvio” is a famous Neapolitan wine, produced in the past by monks in their monasteries near the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.

A lot of myths and legends have grown up over the course of the centuries around this wine.

It was said that when Lucifer was ejected from Heaven, he stole a piece of heaven with him. In his haste to avoid capture, he accidentally dropped the piece of heaven onto the Bay of Naples and avoided capture. Seeing what Lucifer had done, Christ shed some tears which fell onto the Bay of Naples. From Christ’s tears, grape vines started to grow.