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Vesuvio

DOC area for reds, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region Campania, The area includes the municipalities of Boscotrecase, Ercolano, San Sebastiano al Vesuvio and Trecase, as well as parts 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 operated long before the Vesuvius eruption 79 after Christ, among other things, the famous city Pompeii was completely destroyed. The volcanic soil is excellent for the cultivation of vines or viticulture. Incidentally, the name of the wine type "Lacrima Christi del Vesuvio" derives 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 upon this patch of earth, he had to cry. His tears fell on Mount Vesuvius, making the soil nutrient-rich and fertile.

The wine from this area had until the DOC classification in 1983 a rather modest reputation. Especially the famous winery Mastroberardino helped the wine in the episode to new reputation. The Bianco is going out Caprettone (to 35%) and Verdeca (to 45%), as well Falanghina and or Greco (maximum 20%) blended (the variety Caprettone is contrary to the DOC information according to DNA analysis not identical or none clone of the variety Coda di Volpe Bianca ). The wine types Rosso and Rosato are from Palombina Piedirosso (to 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 amount of must all three wines may carry the name Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio . Of all three, there is also one Spumante, from Bianco also one Liquoroso, If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the layer name.

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