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L’ala del drago

Rare, sophisticated and refined

From humble beginnings, L’Ala del Drago evolved to become an icon of the territory. The rusticity of Gutturnio, refined through a patient aging process in barrels: a combination of Barbera and Croatina that does justice to its roots.

TRADITION REVISITED

There’s a treasure to be found in what is ordinary and it’s often by polishing a rough stone that previously overlooked surprises can be unearthed. Instinct is of the essence: seeing potential in what is ordinary and turning an ordinary image into a work of art.

character

Organic Gutturnio Superiore DOP produced by combining Barbera (60%) and Croatina (40%) grapes and aged in oak for 18 months. Soft, full-bodied and refined, Cantina Luretta's finest Gutturnio elevates tradition and pairs perfectly with flavorful pasta dishes and meat sauces.

Pairings
Stewed meat, Red meat, Cheese
Grape varieties
Barbera, Croatina
Locality
Body
Tannins
Fruit
Red
Tradition
Body
Evolution

Siete stati in ginocchio sui vostri bicchieri attendendo futuri migliori
Sospirando vicino al mio regno di eccessi ma toccando la porta da fuori
Quando io ero sul trono, stavate ancora spazzando la stalla
E quando stavate vincendo son ritornato a rubarvi la palla…

– Davide Van De Sfroos, L’Alain Delon de Lenn

history

The first bottle of L’Ala del Drago was released on the market in 2001, however, its origins date back to some decades before. In fact Barbera and Croatina vineyards used for wine production are among the most ancient of Cantina Luretta. The forty-years-old vineyards allow the creation of a Gutturnio with surprising nuances, softer and more full-bodied than most of the bottles sharing its name.

Following fermentation, L’Ala del Drago is aged in oak barrels for 18 months, before being aged in glass for 24 months. The patient aging process and the production method, which follows the dictates of organic farming, contribute to make a regional excellence of this wine.

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