Tasting notes: With a fresh taste and a good aromatic persistence, it gives off a pleasantly complex smell in which the aromas of the vine can be captured in balance with the sensations of yeast.
Why we like it: The best choice for a "volcanic" aperitif.
Pairings: Excellent for aperitifs, it goes perfectly with meals based on shellfish and raw fish.
Technical Notes: The minerality of the volcanic soil allows the production of fresh, acidic sparkling wines with elegant but decisive aromas. The early harvest at the end of August allows for a high acidity. The manual harvest is followed by a cryomaceration, then continuing the fermentation in steel for 12 days. The refermentation takes place in an autoclave and lasts for 4 months, followed by a 60-day rest in the bottle.
- Giallo paglierino
- aromatic notes of the grape and sensations of yeast
- fresh taste
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."