L'Ala del Drago

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Red Wine

D.O.C.  (denomination of controlled origin) - colli piacentini gutturnio superiore
Soil  clay and marl alluvium

vineyard planted  1965 - 1995
no fertilization
training method  single spurred cordon and simple guyot
grapes  barbera, bonarda and bonarda
plants per hectare  5000
yield per hectare  6000 Kg

Wine-making process
selected yeasts
fermentation  time 20 days
wood  100% small French oak
barriques  turnover of wood 50% per year
aging in wood  18 months

colour intense red
scent  ripe fruit and spices
taste  soft with an aftertaste of red fruits
suitable  cold cuts and red meat

Producer’s notes

Personality and tradition. This wine comes from a reserve of a small number of bottles of wine produced from the oldest vineyards. Ala del Drago represents a point of excellence in the gutturnio piacentino. It is an encounter between the fresh tenacity of the barbera and the red power of the bonarda.