Best Values of the Year – Italian Whites

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  1. I’ve had a Lacrima before from a region I can’t think of off the top of my head – is this related to Lacryma Christi? I thought it meant “tears of Christ” but have never heard of the grape Coda di Volpe – I thought Lacrima was the grape. I’m glad to have discovered this blog – Italian wine is something I’m trying to learn more about.

    1. You are correct about the meaning of the name. The grape for this wine is primarily Coda di Volpe, though other grapes can also be used. Coda di Volpe is sometimes also used as a blending variety in Greco di Tufo, another excellent Campanian white.

      There is a red wine in Marche made from a grape called Lacrima. The wine is Lacrima di Morro d’Alba. This is an entirely different variety. Perhaps this is what you tried previously?

      1. yes, you’re right. I realized after posting that the wine you’re referring to is white while I had had the red Lacrima, which I’ve found to be stunning. I’ll look for the Lacryma – thanks for the reply.

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