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Terredora di Paolo
Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso DOC

Lacryma Christi wines are made in white, red and rosé versions. There several legends surrounding the origins of the name Lacryma Christi and how it was applied to the wines of Mount Vesuvius. The popular legend is that the Archangel Lucifer, cast from Heaven, desperately grabbed a piece of it with his fingernails as he fell and placed it on earth near the Gulf of Naples. Noticing the loss, the Lord wept, and where each of his tears fell the first vines grew on Earth.

Owner: Walter Mastroberardino and his children Paolo and Daniela
Website: www.terredora.com
Winemaker: Paolo Mastroberardino
Type: Red wine
Varietals: Piedirosso

Vineyard Location: Selected vineyards on the Vesuvio hills
Orientation: South-Southeast
Elevation: 1,500 ft
Trellising: Guyot
Soil: Volcanic

Selected grapes are made into wine with a long maceration approxmately 10 days; alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel

Aging Process
At least eight months in barrique and then refined in bottle before release

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red with violet reflections
Bouquet: Intense fruit aromas of cherry, raspberry, black currant and spicy overtones with hints of minerals and cloves
Flavor: Soft and elegant, with pleasant tones of mature red fruits, plums and hints of tobacco, coff ee and ground pepper
Pairings: Ideal with first courses with meat sauces, white and red meats, mature cheeses and hot, spicy chees

Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 65-68°F
Production: 13,000 bottles