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Lacrima di Morro d'Alba (grape variety)

The red grape variety (also Lacrima) comes from Italy, The name (lacrima = tears) refers to the fact that the fully ripe berries juice (so to speak "tears crying"). There are different in the center and south of Italy Lacrimasorten that should not be confused with each other. According to the year 2001 DNA analysis There is a close relationship to the variety Aleatico, With the table grape Lacrima di Maria but she is not related. The variety has nothing to do with the DOC wine Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio (from the sort Piedirosso ) to do.

The vigorous vine is prone to Botrytis, It produces red wines with refreshing acidity and aromas of wild strawberries and red fruits. The variety was in the region Brands already known in the 18th century. Through a reactivation program, she was saved from extinction in the mid-1980s. She is in the two DOC wines Colli Maceratesi and Lacrima di Morro d'Alba authorized. In 2010, the acreage was 421 hectares with falling trend.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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