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  • Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi Del Vesuvio Rosso

Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi Rosso

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Product Description

Lacryma Christi Rosso is made from Piedirosso grapes from Campania. Aromas of plums supported by spicy and mineral notes of pepper and clove. Warm, well-structured and smooth on the palate, with fine tannins and a fruity and spicy finish.

  • Brand: Mastroberardino
  • Description: Dry Red
  • Vintages Available: 2016
  • Country, Region: Italy, Campania
  • Appellation: DOC
  • Ratings: Wine Enthusiast: 88/100 (2012 Vintage), Wine Spectator: 86/100 (2014 Vintage)

About the Producer

The Mastroberardino family has been dipped in the world and culture of winemaking for about three centuries. The most authoritative reports suggest that one Berardino, taking the professional title 'Mastro' - master craftsman - began the lineage in the 1700’s. He established the winery’s headquarters in Atripalda in the heart of the Irpinia winemaking region and, since then, ten generations have run the business, seeing periods of both expansion and contraction, recurring circumstances in the history of family businesses of ancient origin.

The family estates are all located in Irpinia, in the heart of the production areas of three DOCGs: Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino, Taurasi. They are distributed in several areas in order to preserve the identity of the local varieties and vineyards, as well as ensuring their preservation and enhancement both in Italy and throughout the world.

The family, in fact, has always paid great attention to the safeguard and promotion of local grape varieties such as Aglianico, Fiano, Greco, Falanghina, Piedirosso, and Coda di Volpe, all dating back to Greek and Roman times.

While their survival from the ravages of phylloxera and World War II was ensured through the indefatigable work of Antonio Mastroberardino, today the guide of the family business is entrusted to Piero Mastroberardino, an accomplished and modern entrepreneur as well as Professor of Business Management at the University and writer of several works of narrative and poetry. Since May 2015 he is president of the Institute of the Italian Quality Wine “Grandi Marchi”.


100% Piedirosso


The Denominazione di Origine Controllata Vesuvius, established in 1983, refers to a wide band of land embracing the slopes of the volcano, an area with an outstanding scenic landscape. Lacryma Christi wine carries an ancient name, the origins of which are lost in the lore of the land. The name has always been part of a myth passed down through generations. It is said that the Lord saw in the Gulf of Naples a strip of sky which was torn by Lucifer during his fall to hell, and wept. Lacryma Christi vines grew where his divine tears fell.

The soils in this area of production are volcanic, loose, rich in mineral elements, well-drained. Vineyards face mainly south-east at an average altitude of 170 m a.s.l. Plantation density is on average 2,500 vines/hectare and the vines are about 15 years old.


The grapes are harvested by hand around the middle of October. A traditional vinification follows with long maceration on the skins in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.


After a period of rest in tank, Lacryma Christi Rosso is allowed to refine for 1 month in the bottle before being released.

Tasting Notes

Ruby red colour. Full and well developed bouquet with aromas of plums and supported by spicy notes of pepper and clove against an enticing mineral background. On the palate Lacryma Christi Rosso is warm, well-structured and smooth, with fine tannins and a fruity and spicy finish.


12.5% alcohol volume.

Food Suggestions

Soups, cold meats, fresh and aged cheeses; first courses with meat sauces, mushrooms and truffles; white and red meats.

Serving temperature 18°C.


Ready to drink. If properly cellared, Lacryma Christi Rosso will develop and improve for over 20 years.

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