Lacrima is a rare red wine grape that is native to the Marche region of Italy.[1] It is almost entirely found in the Italian DOC Lacrima di Morro d'Alba. The grape's name (meaning "tear" in Italian) is derived from its tear-like shape, or, alternatively, its thin skin that allows tear-like drops of juice to drip from the grape. Lacrima is low in tannins and is considered usually best for drinking young.[2]


  1. ^ Ned Halley (1 June 2005). Dictionary of Drink. Wordsworth Editions. p. 346. ISBN 978-1-84022-302-6. 
  2. ^ Nicholas Belfrage (14 September 2009). The Finest Wines of Tuscany and Central Italy: A Regional and Village Guide to the Best Wines and Their Producers. University of California Press. p. 27. ISBN 978-0-520-25942-3.