Just the name – Terra Mia’s Lacryma Christi di Vesuvio Bianco – is enough to intrigue a curious wine drinker to investigate what’s in the bottle. So begins today’s journey into a truly unique white wine from the Italian province of Campania.
According to archaeologists who analyzed residue left on ancient casks, Lacryma Christi comes closest to matching the version of wine drunk by the ancient Romans who lived around the still active volcano Mt. Vesuvius, which overlooks the Bay of Naples.
Lacryma Christi, which means the “tears of Christ”, was a very prized wine in the Middle Ages. Iit still lives up to its reputation today although few non-Italians know about it.
Centuries ago, the Romans exported it throughout th...Read More