Lacrima di Morro d`Alba

Marche

Cantine Belisario

The Cantine Belisario co-operative was founded in 1971. Today, it is the biggest...

producer of Verdicchio in the Matelica DOC, a smaller zone than Castello di Jesi. The climate here is more continental than in Castelli di Jesi and the combination of warm days and cool nights gives a longer growing season, and lovely aromatic qualities to the wines.

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Vineyards

Belisario's vineyards are situated inland, where the climate is more continental. This combination of warm days and cool nights gives a longer growing season, which in turn ensures good flavour in the grapes. The Lacrima vineyards lie in Morro d'Alba on hillsides at approximately 180 metres above sea level. The mixed soils are predominantly clay. Belisario use a cordon spur training system.

Vintage Information

The 2015 summer in Le Marche was warm and sunny, with a great deal of heat in August. Some light rainfall helped to balance the growth cycle, creating healthy and well-balanced grapes.

Vinification

The grapes were macerated on the skins for 12 hours before fermentation. Fermentation took place for 25 days at temperatures of 18-19°C. 75% of the wine was fermented then aged in stainless steel and 25% spent 10 months in 225 litre barriques.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red with violet reflections. Rose, geranium and violet perfumes are supported by notes of myrtle and cinnamon. Fresh and fruity on the palate, the Lacrima is dry and velvety with balsamic hints and good acidity. Medium bodied, it has pleasant tannins and a floral finish.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2015
Grape varieties 100% Lacrima
Region Marche
Winemaker Roberto Potentini
Alcohol (ABV) 13%