Lacrima is an ancient grape native to the Marche region. When these grapes reach full ripeness, they have a tendency to split and leak their juices, forming teardrops on the grape. It's thought the name Lacrima (meaning teardrop) is derived from this. This characteristic, which attracts pests, coupled with the phylloxera crisis, brought this grape to the brink of extinction. Fortunately, in the mid-1980s, a group of determined local winemakers saved it from disappearing. Typically, Lacrima varietals will show aromas of rose, violets and stewed strawberries and flavours of blueberry and sweet spice.
Wines Made with the Lacrima Grape
Lacrima, as a blend or single varietal, can be found in these wines.