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  • Region: Marche
  • Type: Still, red wine
  • Proof: 12,5/13%
  • Wine Variety: 100% Lacrima
  • Place of production, aging, service temperature: Obtained from the best vine variety located in the municipalities of Belvedere Ostrense and San Marcello in the province of Ancona. Quick refining in steel and then in the bottle. Service Temp. 16/18 degrees (it can be 12/14 degrees for combinations with
  • Uniqueness: Elegant and Perfumed, it is a native wine that is produced only in Morro d'Alba and in very few surrounding areas in the province of Ancona.
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Fresco of the "Ancona Battle" of the 1167
Historical notes

Federico Barbarossa and the siege of Ancona

It is an ancient native vine, whose origins are lost in the mists of time. Today it is produced exclusively in the municipality of Morro d'Alba in the province of Ancona and in a few surrounding areas. In ancient times, it was also widespread in Campania, Umbria and Apulia. The name derives from the very thick peel that when it breaks, leaves some drops of juice that seem tears. Many have looked for the real genesis of the vine variety and have not found a certain answer. We owe the first historical mention to Federico Barbarossa who, during the siege of Ancona, in 1167 elected Morro d'Alba as a place of shelter and garrison, forcing the local population to share with him and his army the few local resources including the wine: Lacrima di Morro d'Alba. It is normally vinified dry and rarely aged in wood to maintain the typical fragrance and intensity. Sometimes it is vinified passito.

Native stories

Soupe de poisson at the Parisian and Lacrima

You invite a French friend passing through Milan to dinner. She is a very good chef and wine lover. He promises to cook a "soupe de poisson" to the Parisian, soup made with various types of fish and then filtered and passed almost to make a cream that will garnish with croutons of garlic bread and a few drops of Provence oil. The amazement with an adequate, unknown and rare Italian wine: Lacrima di Morro d 'Alba. You will be enchanted, and the perfect combination will make your dinner perfect.

The Territory

In the municipality of Morro d'Alba

The area of the Municipality of Morro d 'Alba and some surrounding areas such as Belvedere Ostrense and San Marcello.

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