"Cratè" Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Wine by Tenuta Le Lune Del Ves...
    "Cratè" Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Wine by Tenuta Le Lune Del Ves...

    "Cratè" Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Wine

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    Cratè Lacryma Christi from Tenuta Le lune del Vesuvio is a D.O.C./D.O.P. red wine produced on Vesuvius at 200/250 m above sea level.

    The product represents an excellence of the territory certified 100% Made in Italy.


    The legend tells that Lucifer, the angel cast out of the Kingdom of Heaven for his evil deeds, falling to the underworld, tore off a strip of Paradise to make the Bay of Naples and then sank, creating a chasm from which Vesuvius would be generated. Jesus, recognising the stolen Paradise in the Bay of Naples, poured out his tears of sorrow on the volcano, making the land at its foot fertile and the vines growing there precious.

    Cratere embodies all the power of Vesuvius and is harvested by hand at the end of October from the volcanic soil.

    The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in plastic crates previously sanitized, in each box are placed a maximum of 1215 kg of grapes, to avoid that during transportation there will be a natural crushing of the grains. Above each box is deposited a bag containing dry ice, this process is used to keep the grapes at a temperature that prevents early and uncontrolled fermentation. Once in the winery, the grapes are processed in a grape crusher, this process allows us to separate the stems from the grapes and crush them, after this step the marc is placed in steel silos, where fermentation lasts for about 13/15 days, after fermentation the must is divided, the first-pressing must passes into barrels for refinement in barriques, while the pressed must is left for wines of lower quality, the refinement in barriques continues for several months until the wine reaches the right maturity to be processed and bottled, and then it is refined in bottles.

    Gastronomic combinations: All the main courses with meat and porcini mushrooms, grilled red meat, seasoned cheeses, but also on its own as a good partner for meditation.

    Serving temperature: 18 - 20 °C

    Alcohol content: 13.5 % vol.

    Total acidity: 6,2 g/l

    Sustainable Development
    Gluten Free
    Rosso Rubino
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    Cantina Le Lune del Vesuvio is a true gem of the Campania region, nestled in the picturesque hilly area of the Vesuvius National Park at an altitude of approximately 400 meters.

    This family-owned agricultural and transformation company covers about one hectare of land, offering a stunning panorama that includes the wonders of the ancient Pompeii ruins, the island of Capri, and the Gulf of Naples. The productive activities, including viticulture, fruit cultivation, and horticulture (with a focus on the Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio and seasonal vegetables), are carried out on typical terraces using conventional agricultural methods.

    In the adjacent cellar, grapes harvested from the company's vineyards contribute to the production of the renowned Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio wine.

    Since 1940, the Forno family, led by "Nonno Andrea" and subsequently by his son Francesco and grandsons Andrea and Salvatore, has achieved prestigious milestones in the wine industry. Their mission has always been clear: to run a business while preserving their land and outstanding wines, all the while maintaining a strong connection to their farming roots.

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