Estate: Passionately revitalizing indigenous varietals, Mario Lucchetti was one of the original Lacrima winemakers in the Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC. He began with only a few hectares and now crafts 4 different wines all from the Lacrima grape. Today the estate has increased to a total of 18 hectares and Mario’s son Paolo works by his side “to carry the family tradition into the next decades”.
Winemaking: Grapes are from vines 15-30 years in ages, in clay soil at 180/220 meters [590/755 feet] in elevation. Aged for 3 months in stainless steel tanks, then an additional 3 months in the bottle.
Tasting Notes: Inky red-violet in colour with emphatic aromas of strawberry, cherry and warm summer earth. Jammy strawberry, raspberry, cherry and a floral streak are complimented by good acidity and dry tannins. Dark chocolate and tobacco linger between each sip. Packed with plush, rich flavour, however it’s light on its feet and easy drinking.
The label is a limited edition, “quarter century” design entitled #LucchettiPopWines.
Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC
Produced by Azienda Agricola Mario Lucchetti
$15 [average price]
Enjoy now thru 2018