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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 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 30% per year
aging in wood  9 months

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

Producer’s notes

Personality and tradition. The history of a thousand families brings us this mysterious wine of ancient Roman origins, the result of the simultaneous harvest of two different vine species (Bonarda and Barbera) and a refining process in wooden barrels. The name Gutturnio derives from the name of an ancient roman vase which was used for drinking wine during banquets. This wine can be easily recognized for the uniqueness of its flavour that blends the fresh tenacity of Barbera with the red power of Bonarda. Gutturnio is the flagship wine of the province of Piacenza, it is its portrait, with its charming mildness and austere elegance. The wine from the best vintages is collected in a reserve, with grapes from the oldest vineyards, which contributes to the production of our Ala del Drago.