Locally known as Palummina or Per '' e Palummo.
Piedirosso owes its name, as is well known, to the color that the rachis and the bunches take on as the bunch approaches full ripeness. If in the rest of the region for fame and diffusion Piedirosso is only second after Aglianico, playing the role of supporting actor, in the province of Naples it rises to the role of absolute protagonist.
Tasting Notes: Characterized by notes of wild strawberries and raspberries, enriched by a slight hint of sweet pepper. Medium-bodied, it is warm, dry without sagging, calmly soft.
Why we like it: An exclusive variety of Vesuvius municipalities, Coda di Volpe is the main grape of the DOC Vesuvio bianco.
Pairings: Recommended with game dishes, red meats, medium-aged cheeses, pasta with Piennolo cherry tomatoes.
- Rosso Rubino
- notes of wild strawberries and raspberries, enriched by a slight hint of sweet pepper
- warm, dry without sagging
Wines Le Lune del Vesuvio
Excellence of the Campania region.
Le Lune del Vesuvio Winery
The family-run agricultural and processing company "Le Lune del Vesuvio" is located in the hilly area of the Vesuvius National Park at an altitude of approximately 400 meters.
Situated a short distance from the urban center of Terzigno, it covers an area of about 1 hectare right in the heart of the Vesuvius National Park, overlooking the wonders of the ancient Pompeii excavations, the island of Capri, and the Gulf of Naples.
Their production system focuses on vineyards, fruit, and seasonal vegetables (such as the "Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio") and follows conventional agriculture methods on the typical terraced fields. In the adjacent cellar, the grapes from their vineyards contribute to the production of Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio wine.
A product born out of passion and love for one's own land.
In a setting that carefully combines the environment of pure and pristine mountains, surrounded by the jewels of the sea from the island of Capri and the coastlines of Sorrento and Amalfi, Andrea and Salvatore Forno preserve the traditional winemaking heritage of Campania. The history of Vesuvio Lacryma Christi is a blend of myth and reality, legend and popular beliefs, contributing to creating an aura of alluring mystery around this famous wine.
One of these legends suggests that Lucifer, expelled from Paradise, tore a piece of it to steal and create the Gulf of Naples on Earth. Where he sank, Mount Vesuvius was born.
Jesus Christ, noticing the theft, wept profusely out of sorrow, and from his tears that fell directly onto Vesuvius, a vine plant sprouted, and from the grape of that vine, the most renowned wine of Vesuvius was born: Lacryma Christi. The wines of Le Lune del Vesuvio spend several months in stainless steel tanks, except for some selections that undergo maturation in barrels, mostly a combination of new and used wood, primarily the "Cratere Lacryma Christi."