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DOC area for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region Campania, The zone completely includes the municipalities of Boscotrecase, Ercolano, San Sebastiano al Vesuvio and Trecase, as well as parts of the municipalities of Boscoreale, Cercola, Ottaviano, Pollena Trocchia, Portici, San Giuseppe Vesuviano, Sant'Anastasia, Somma Vesuviana, Terzigno, Torre Annunziata and Torre del Greco in the province of Napoli. The vineyards are located on the lower slopes of Vesuvius high above the Gulf of Naples. Here was already in the antiquity Viticulture was practiced long before the Vesuvius eruption 79 AD, which included the famous city Pompeii was completely destroyed. The volcanic soil is ideal for growing vines or viticulture. The name of the wine type "Lacrima Christi del Vesuvio" is derived from a legend. Naples was so wicked thousands of years ago and the wickedness of the people living there was so great that whenever Jesus / God looked down on this piece of earth, it cried. His tears fell on Vesuvius and made the soil nutritious and fertile.
The wine from this area had a rather modest reputation up to the DOC classification in 1983. Especially the well-known winery Mastroberardino subsequently gave the wine a new reputation. The Bianco is out Caprettone (35%) and Verdeca (to. 45%), as well Falanghina and or Greco (max. 20%) blended (by the way, the Caprettone variety is contrary to the DOC information) DNA analysis not identical or none clone of the variety Coda di Volpe Bianca ). The wine types Rosso and Rosato are made from Palombina Piedirosso (50%), Olivella = Sciascinoso (to. 30%) and Aglianico (max. 20%) produced. With an alcohol content of at least 12% vol and a maximum of 65% of the possible must quantity, all three wines are allowed to bear the name Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio . There is also one of all three Spumante, also one from the Bianco Liquoroso, If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the location name.