Stefano Mancinelli. Lacrima di Morro D'Alba Superiore
Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC
Grape Lacrima di Morro D’Alba
Deep rose and Turkish delight, musk and cinnamon woven through dark cherry aromas. Wonderful damson flavour, kirsch and dark cherry fruit laced with rose water, beautifully textured and rich, a great Lacrima. 13.5%
Lacrima is an ancient native of the lands surrounding the hilltop town of Morro d'Alba and to this day it is has hardly left the province of Ancona. It has proved very hard to trace the pedigree of this vine, it is said to be so ancient that the exact origins may never be known. Mancinelli is seen by many as the Daddy of modern lacrima and was an influential part of its elevation to DOC status in 1985.
This wine is a vineyard selection and a re-selection from the finished wines. The grapes are picked by hand and lightly crushed before starting fermentation on the skins, after a day or two it is decanted off the skins and fermentation is completed in steel tanks. The selected wine is aged in barrels (20%) and steel tanks for 3 months before bottling.