If we said 'Southern Italian volcanic whites', the chances are you'd think first of Etna in Sicily. But there are vines planted on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius in Campania too, and this is a particularly interesting product of those vines.
Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio is made unblended from the rare Coda di Volpe ('tail of the fox') variety and it is a wine of two very appealing sides. First are the ripe, rich tropical fruits on the nose; but the super-dry palate is much more precise with lively citrus acidity and a striking minerality. Christ's tears it's tasty stuff.