Filodivino Lacrima di Morro d’Alba


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Vintage: 2020
Region: Marche, Italy
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: Lacrima di Morro d’Alba

Filodivino Lacrima di Morro d’Alba has scents of violets, rose hip and wild berries. The flavor is mouth-filling, with berry and spicy notes.

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About Filodivino Lacrima di Morro d’Alba

Filodivino Lacrima di Morro d’Alba has scents of violets, rose hip and wild berries. The flavor is mouth-filling, with berry and spicy notes.

About Filodivino

Filodivino was born from the idea of ​​4 friends to bring back into production and to convert to an organic old Verdicchio vineyard of about 50 years now abandoned and no longer pruned for a long time with a total extension of 20 hectares and with a farmhouse to be restored in San Marcello between Jesi and Morro d’Alba.

The work was really demanding, but the winery has been able to preserve and restore 7.5 hectares to correct production, and Verdicchio and Lacrima di Morro d’Alba were replanted to complete the range of local native DOC products. The company was three years in biological conversion and from the 2018 harvest, 100% of the production is certified organic.

Filodivino has chosen to embrace tradition by strongly believing in the two indigenous vines par excellence of the area between Jesi and Senigallia, the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC and the Lacrima di Morro D’Alba DOC, both full of potential, with a strong character, expression of a tradition open to the progress of Italian viticulture.

About the Lacrima grape variety

Lacrima is a dark-skinned grape variety native to Italy’s Marche region. Once much more widespread, it is now used almost exclusively in the Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC wines (which are usually varietal). Lacrima wines are aromatic and richly flavored, showing intense floral and spiced characters on the nose with a fresh, berry-dominated palate.

The word lacrima means teardrop in Italian, and is probably referring to the fact that the berries have a tendency to split, dripping juice down the outside of the bunch. This is perhaps one of the reasons that the variety had such a decline in the early 20th Century – the split grapes attract pests and diseases and were largely replaced by grape varieties that were easier to cultivate.

However, a few determined vintners persevered and Lacrima has now had a resurgence of sorts, helped along by the DOC title that was confirmed in 1985. Lacrima di Morro d’Alba should not be confused with the Lacryma Christi (“Tears of Christ”) wines, made from Piedirosso on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.

Nowadays the variety is grown reasonably widely in the Marche, although it in no way comes close to approaching the importance of the region’s famous Verdicchio grape variety. Lacrima likes sunny sites where it can develop aromatic intensity while retaining its acidity, which helps to balance the wine.

Thin skins translate to soft but definitely present tannins, and the resultant wine can be light but deeply colored. Oak aging is rare, but some producers make a deeply colored sweet wine from Lacrima by drying the grapes on straw mats prior to vinification.

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