Iovine Wines

Iovine Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Red DOC

Vesuvius, where the grapes have an unmistakable taste and aroma. The fame of this marvellous corner of the world and of its Wine have brought myths and legends to flourish: "God recognizing in the Gulf of Naples a strip of sky cut away by Lucifer, cried and where the Divine tears took root the Lacrima Christi vine came to life".

The Iovine Winery offers some of the best Wines of the Sorrento Peninsula, with an unprecedented "Terra del Gragnano", sparkling red Gragnano Doc, produced only with Pimonte grapes and refermented in the bottle like the old fashion way. We are talking of the highest enological expression ever achieved in the Land of the Sirens.

If we wanted to summarize the past and above all the present of the Iovine Family, "Four generations of winemakers in the Sorrento Peninsula, the Land of the Sirens". With these words, Aniello, the winemaker, presents the family business. A reality present in the Lattari Mountains, rooted in the territory but also open to the challenges of the global market by focusing on the quality of its product. Iovine Wines are present at the most important trade fairs and can boast a series of awards and certificates of all respect to guarantee the quality of their wines.

  • Wine name: Lacrima Christi del Vesuvio Red
  • Appellation: Lacrima Christi del Vesuvio Rosso DOC
  • Zone: Vesuvius slopes
  • Blend: 80% Piedirosso 20% Aglianico
  • Vineyard age (year of planting): Aglianico 1998,1983 Piedirosso 1998,1983
  • Soil Type: Volcanic (made up of volcanic deposits from eruptions of the Vesuvius)
  • Altitude: 200 meters above sea level
  • Vinification and ageing: Vinification in steel, the wine then matures in large oak casks for 8 months
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Colour: Intense ruby red
  • Nose: Red berries, vinous
  • Flavour: Dry, harmonic, velvety
  • Serving temperature (°C): 12-14
  • Pairings: pasta with Neapolitan ragù (meat sauce), eggplant parmigiana (eggplant fried and then baked with mozzarella, tomato sauce and parmesan cheese), roasts
  • Average no. bottles/year: 20,000
  • Vine training system: espalier, Pergola Sorrentina

Alcohol: 13% vol

Allergy Advice:

Contains sulphites.

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Great Fizzy red

Fab red wine, great taste and so easy to drink. Nice cold or room temp.
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It has not yet been eaten, but I give the service the highest rating - it arrived promptly & I was emailed reassuringly to confirm it was on its way.
I know that my son has told me that this sauce is absolutely superb and different to the usual pasta sauce flavours.

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