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Lacrima

Common and sometimes confusing component of vine variety names or synonyms in Italy, Greece (Lakrima) and Portugal (Lagrima). The name (Italian Lacrima = Tears or Tears of Christ) refers to the fact that juice escapes from the fully ripe berries of some of these varieties (so to speak "tears are cried"). However, this is not a group of varieties, but mostly unrelated vines:

In the Campanian province of Naples, the DOC wine "Lacrima Christi del Vesuvio" is available in different varieties; a wine type of the DOC area Vesuvio.

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