Feudi di San Gregorio 2011 Lacryma Christi Bianco

Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOC, Campania, Italy; 13% ABV
$4 at the Richmond, CA, store on 4 Feb

SanGregorio_2011_LachrymaChristiThis wine was one I had never heard of before, so of course I wanted to try it for this low price.  I thought it was not extremely exciting, but pretty good.

At first pour, the wine is rather heavy and dull, but with only a little air, the crisp acid bursts forth.  The wine tasted of yellow apple, lemon, and blanched almond, with some richness of yellow pear / melon.  My invitation to California wine drinkers is that, if you like a ripe but crisp Chardonnay, try this.

The next day, the little left in the bottle in the fridge was much the same.

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4 thoughts on “Feudi di San Gregorio 2011 Lacryma Christi Bianco

  1. delmartian1

    Found some of this in the Oceanside store on Sunday. Opened one last night for a taste. Noticed that the color was a darker shade of yellow (no doubt reflective of age) but the overall impression was that it was not “over the hill” but was still crisp in nature.

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    1. GOwinelover

      Was just submitting a review and found this. This wine is drinking fine but isn’t anything exciting compared to the really vibrant and fun Biancos we had in Italy. It’s not over the hill but as delmartian1 reflects, the color does reflect its age. At this point, it is more comparable to a Chard or Semillon than a bianco that I normally find crisp and lively. It just doesn’t have the pop I am looking for and my bottle has a sour overtone that somewhat masks what could be something a bit more fun and well put together. Worth a try if you’ve never had Bianco – nothing complicated or groundbreaking here.

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