Lacrima is a dark-skinned Italian variety native to the Marche region. Its use is mostly limited to Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC wines, produced around the small village of Morro d’Alba, in the Ancona province. The word 'lacrima' means 'teardrop' – supposedly a reference to the grape’s tendency to split, leaching juice.
Lacrima di Morro d'Alba wines are usually light-bodied and Gamay-like, with fruity, wild strawberry flavors and aromas of roses and violets. They are usually made exclusively from Lacrima grapes, but the DOC laws permit additions of up to 15% Montepulciano and/or white Verdicchio, the two dominant vines of the region.
Food matches include:
Europe: Stoccafisso (stewed, dried cod)