Feudi di San Gregorio Lacryma Christi Rosso 2010
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Lacryma Christi Rosso is ruby red in color and has notes of freshly picked red berries. On the palate, it is smooth and fresh with smooth tannins.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "There is a lot to like in the 2010 Lacryma Christi Rosso. Tar, smoke, licorice, mint, game and cured meats are some of the many notes that emerge from this powerful, virile red. There is no shortage of brute intensity in this extroverted Campanian red. Readers will have a very hard time finding a better wine for the money. "
Feudi di San Gregorio Winery
A modern expression of a centuries-old tradition of passion and dedication to the land, Feudi di San Gregorio is Campania's premier winemaking estate. Situated in the village of Sorbo Serpico in one of Italy's most exciting and innovative wine regions, Feudi di San Gregorio was established in 1986 in a joint venture between the Ercolino and Capaldo families of Irpinia. The proprietors of this family-run estate have selected the finest vineyards in which to nurture this region's unique, indigenous varietals.
The results have been remarkable – the wines of Feudi di San Gregorio have met time and again with stellar reviews and have garnered international critical acclaim. Owner and winemaker Enzo Ercolino works closely with consultant Riccardo Cotarella, one of Italy's foremost enologists. View all Feudi di San Gregorio Wines
About Southern ItalyView a map of Southern Italy wineries Abruzzi, Puglia, & Campania
AbruzziKind of central, kind of southern, this region is best known for it's wine, Montapulciano d'Abruzzi – this wine is made from the Montelpulciano grape, unlike Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano, made with a Sangiovese clone in the region of Montelpuliciano. The Montelpulciano grape is happiest here in Abruzzi and the wine is rustic, yet soft and often fruity. The best part is that it's also good value and super food-friendly.
PugliaSometimes called Apuglia outside of Italy, the area is known for making wine from the Zinfandel-related Primitivo variety. It sits on the Adriatic coast, facing Greece, and enjoys a Mediterranean climate. A productive wine region, Puglia makes a lot of wine, some of it not so high quality. Luckily, the good wine is exported and is of excellent value.
CampaniaPerhaps better known for the city of Naples than the wine produced, Campania does have a couple of wines worth recognition. First, the white known as Greco di Tufo – an indigenous variety, Greco produces white wine that is dry, with a subtle nutty flavor. The best-known red here is Taurasi, made from the Aglianico grape, producing a wine of distinct color and flavor, with aromas of tar and leather.
A little ditty about Italy...This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
For regions, the most popular are Tuscany (home of Chianti), Piedmont and the Tre-Venezie, which includes Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli. Other communes of note are in Southern Italy, and a few good wines are made elsewhere in the country. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily are members of the Italian winemaking community as well.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review33 out of 5 stars
15 ratings, 5 with reviews55/3/2017jro - Alachua, FL13/25/2017Ordered a case....it was undrinkable. Gave it one star because I had to.Golforn - Cleveland, OH33/8/201752/19/2017Anonymous - Rock Hill, SC11/30/2017Anonymous - Charlotte, NC11/6/2017Anonymous - Auburn, AL11/3/2017Anonymous - Bradenton, FL112/29/2016
Had 14 bottles of 16 received, that were simply non-drinkable (12 were oxidized and 2 corked), the last 2 were ok. Disappointing and surprising. I personally had enjoyed in the past this wine (in Italy) and I strongly recommend Feudi di San Gregorio. I will give it another chance (but once back to Italy).Donaldmcknight - Jonesboro, AR412/29/2016112/20/2016
- Smooth & Supple
- Pair With
- Pasta > Tomato-base
Had two bottles of six I ordered. One was oxidized and non-drinkable, the other was ok, but had a somewhat funky nose. DisappointingCanon John 3 - Bloomfield, CT212/16/2016After a wine peaks, beware. This wine is not intended for long aging. I found the 2010 vintage of this wine to be long of tooth and past peak. No wonder the sale price. The first bottle I opened had separated & looked like the Mississippi River. The second bottle was o.k.. Tasted like an aging Hollywood movie star.,. a shadow of his/her former self. Two bottles down and four to go. Maybe one of these will not have peaked and will shine bright. This is an excellent wine in its prime. ADDITIONAL Comment- A Christmas miracle! The third bottle I opened was at perfect peak and drank beautifully. 1 out of 3.bambinojw - San Luis Obispo, CA49/5/2016
- Earth & Spicy
Really delicious red to have with hearty red sauce or meat rage with pasta. Ripe cherry and dried cherry notes with overripe raisin notes. Excellent acid and when given time to open up and very nice grippy round tannins. Really delicious well balanced wine which has great typicity. 90 PointsTerry Bissonett - Xenia, OH47/28/2016xbejinez - San Bruno, CA55/5/2016George Patchogue - Patchogue, NY37/14/2013
- Big & Bold