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Lacryma Christi Rosso

External Review by Palm Bay International:

Lacryma Christi Rosso 2013 - 88 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Blue flower, wild cherry, raspberry, cracked pepper and hints of tar and graphite all come together in this soft, easy drinking blend of Aglianico and Piedirosso. The juicy palate is supported by bright acidity and supple tannins. It’s made to be drunk young, so enjoy it soon.

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Feudi di San Gregorio:
Situated in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico in Campania's Irpinia region, this highly acclaimed estate was established in 1986. Along with the expert guidance of consulting enologist Riccardo Cotarella, one of Italy’s most esteemed winemaking talents, Feudi di San Gregorio has emerged into the international limelight as a great success story in a region that, for many years, was ... Read more
Situated in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico in Campania's Irpinia region, this highly acclaimed estate was established in 1986. Along with the expert guidance of consulting enologist Riccardo Cotarella, one of Italy’s most esteemed winemaking talents, Feudi di San Gregorio has emerged into the international limelight as a great success story in a region that, for many years, was locked in a virtual winemaking holding pattern. Feudi di San Gregorio has aggressively tapped into the enormous potential of Campania's unique terroir and ancient varietals by placing a thoroughly modern spin on indigenous grapes such as Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo and Aglianico. Feudi di San Gregorio sources its grapes from the finest vineyards set in the rolling hills of the Irpinia region, located in close proximity to Mount Vesuvius. The volcano's legendary eruptions have laden the sandstone and marl soil with mineral-rich deposits of volcanic ash, forming a unique composition that imparts highly distinctive aromas and flavors in the grapes. Recognizing that a keen understanding of climatic conditions is indispensable to the successful cultivation of vines, Feudi di San Gregorio has invested extensively in state-of-the-art winemaking technology. Each of the estate's vineyards is equipped with a solar-powered meteorological station that gathers data continuously. By closely monitoring the environment, the estate is actively practicing eco-compatible viticulture, thereby reducing the need for artificial methods to an absolute minimum. Further embracing the benefits of technology, construction was recently completed on a modernized cellaring facility. A $20-million investment, it has the capacity to house an impressive 5,000 barrels. Read less

External Reviews for Lacryma Christi Rosso

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
10/23/2014

Lacryma Christi Rosso 2013 - 88 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Blue flower, wild cherry, raspberry, cracked pepper and hints of tar and graphite all come together in this soft, easy drinking blend of Aglianico and Piedirosso. The juicy palate is supported by bright acidity and supple tannins. It’s made to be drunk young, so enjoy it soon.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
01/11/2012

Feudi di San Gregorio, a modern expression of a centuries-old tradition of passion and dedication to the land, is Campania’s premier winemaking estate. Situated in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico in Campania's Irpinia region, this highly-acclaimed winery was established in 1986. Since then, it has aggressively tapped into the enormous potential of Campania's unique terroir and ancient varieties by placing a contemporary spin on indigenous grapes such as Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo and Aglianico. Throughout its short yet prolific history, the estate’s proprietors have cultivated Campania’s finest vineyards and worked closely with some of Italy’s best enologists. The results have been remarkable — the wines of Feudi di San Gregorio meet time and again with stellar reviews and consistently garner international critical acclaim. Lacryma Christi, or tears of Christ, is one of the most traditional wines from Campania. There are many stories of how Lacryma Christi received its name. One legend tells that when Jesus was ascending to Heaven, he glanced down at the earth, saw the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius and wept tears of joy at its beauty. Those tears fell on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and vines miraculously grew in their place. Another story is based on winemaking techniques used by local monks in Campania. Lacryma Christi has been produced since the Roman Empire and as the monks didn’t have any filtering equipment, juice was instead passed through a canvas. As the wine fell drop-by-drop through the material, it was said to look like tears. Production Area Directly around the great Mount Vesuvius vines are planted in volcanic soil. From vines ranging from 15 – 25 year-old planted at 2,000 – 4,500 vines per hectare. Grape Varieties Piedirosso and Aglianico Vinification Grape bunches are hand-harvested in mid-late September. The juice is cold-fermented in stainless steel vats for two to three weeks. Color Ruby red Bouquet Notes of freshly picked red berries Taste Smooth and fresh with sweet tannins Alcohol 13.4% Serving Suggestions Pairs beautifully with grilled meats


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
02/03/2016

Lacryma Christi Rosso 2014 - 88 Points, Wine Enthusiast/ Fragrant and fresh, this sleek red offers scents of wild berry and just-picked violet. The smooth palate provides juicy red cherry, crushed raspberry and a hint of spice alongside bright acidity and supple tannins. Enjoy now.



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