Located in Italy’s southern region of Campania, the Vesuvio DOC—which may carry the Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio designation&mdash is situated on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Literally translating to "The Tears of Christ on Vesuvius,” the most popular version of the name's derivation involves Jesus' tears dropping at the foot of Vesuvius, ultimately sparking the miraculous growth of the region’s grapevines. White, rosé, red and fortified wines may be produced in this DOC, providing plenty of options for successful food pairings. The whites are fashioned from the Verdeca and Coda di Volpe varieties, with smaller percentages of Falanghina and Greco di Tufo completing the blend. While they aren’t meant for long-term aging, these wines are noted for their bright acidity, strong mineral backbone and citrusy flavors. The Piedirosso and Sciascinoso-based reds, on the other hand, are big and bold wines with intense fruit and the ability to withstand several years of cellaring. While it’s evident from our Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Reviews that Mastroberardino is the region’s leading producer, there are many other producers worth seeking out.