White Superiore Vesuvio Lacryma Christi DOC

£28.00

A delightful medium-bodied, elegant white made from 100% Capretonne grapes grown on south facing slopes that is perfect for summer lunches in the garden. It has a yellow, straw colour with a delicate, slightly floral and peachy aroma which is well balanced with a mineral and citrus taste that comes from the volcanic soil on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and the proximity to the Bay of Naples. Drink with seafood dishes, white meat or vegetarian risotto.

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Producer

Cantina del Vesuvio

Region

Campania

Grapes

Caprettone

Certification

Organic Certified

Vintage

2020

Alcohol (ABV)

13.5%

Style

Dry White

Food Matches

Antipasto, Cheese-Mild and Creamy, Creamy Sauce, Grilled/Poached fish, Oysters, Pesto Sauce, Pizza/Pasta, Risotto, Salads, Seafood, Shellfish, Sushi, Turkey Roast

Info

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.