Mastroberardino ‘Lacrimarosa’ Irpinia Rosato DOC 2017

About This Wine

The Lacrimarosa project is one of pursuit of perfection.   The tradition of rosé production for the Mastroberardino family has deep roots.  Since the 1950s, the late Antonio Mastroberardino had been making a Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosé, a delicate wine with light amaranth hue from white vinification of Aglianico and Piedirosso grapes.  Some years later, in the of the 1960s, thanks to rosé winemaking trials conducted in Irpinia, Antonio planned and started a new project: the creation of a great rosé from Irpinia with distinctive and exclusive characters.  That was the origin of the name of the new rosé: Lacrimarosa.

VINEYARD AND SOIL
Lapìo, with a South-West exposure and a clay and limestone, with a strong presence of stones soil. The altitude is of 400 m a.s.l. The training system is the espalier with guyot pruning system and the density of plantation is 3,000 vines/hectare (about 1,200 vines/acre). The yeald is of about 5,000 kg/ha (4,460 lbs/acres) and 1,6 kg/vine (3,53 lbs/vine)

AGE OF VINEYARD
15 years

HARVEST PERIOD AND TYPOLOGY
End of October, manual harvest

VINIFICATION AND REFINING
Rosé vinification in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Refines for at least 1 month in bottle before release.

BOUQUET
Delicate, fruity, with aromas of white peach, peony, strawberry, raspberry and plums

TASTE
Balanced and soft, with notes of wild strawberry.

AGEING POTENTIAL

30 years and more

FOOD PAIRINGS
Soups, shellfish, risottos, white meat, fried fish and vegetables.

Type Rosé Wine
Varietal(s) Aglianico
Country Italy
Region Campania
Appellation Irpinia Rosato DOC
Brand Mastroberardino
Vintage 2017

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