Lacrima di Morro d'Alba 2012, LUCCHETTI

Lacrima di Morro d'Alba 2012, LUCCHETTI

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Grape Variety: 100% Lacrima

 

LACRIMA DI MORRO D'ALBA SUPERIORE

THE BEST GRAPES FROM EACH HARVEST ARE FOUND IN OUR OLDEST VINEYARD, THE GUARDENGO. THE MICROCLIMATE, LOCATION AND LOW YIELDS OF THIS VINEYARD ALLOW THESE OLD VINES TO GIVE THE HIGHEST QUALITY LACRIMA GRAPES.

The word lacrima means teardrop in Italian, and is probably reference to the fact that the berries have a tendency to split, dripping juice down the outside of the bunch. This is perhaps one of the reasons that the variety had such a decline in the early 20th Century – the split grapes attract pests and diseases and were largely replaced by grape varieties that were easier to cultivate. The wine’s floral bouquet recalls lavender, roses and violets, over heavier notes of stewed strawberries. No less impressive are the flavors, which are redolent of vanilla-tinged blueberry brioche with a hint of sweet spice (cinnamon). Although typically mid-bodied, dry and relatively tannic, the wine can also be produced in a sweet passito style

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