Palazzona Di Maggio

Dracone Riserva– Merlot Cabernet Franc


75cl bottle

Type of Wine

Still Red Wine

Visual exam

Lively and concentrated ruby red color

Olfactory examination

Hints of jam, red fruit, berries, black currant, tobacco and black pepper

Gustatory examination

Round, balanced and persistent taste. Smooth tannins, spicy and mineral finish


Merano Wine Festival

2013 selected

Guida AIS Emilia Romagna da Bere

6 Berries with mention of excellence

Guida Vini Eccellenti d'Italia

2013-2014 Bunch of Gold

AIES Emilia Romagna

Wine to remember 2016

The WineHunter Awards

2019 Gold

Decanter Wine World Award

2020 Gold Medal

Full name: Dracone Riserva
Designation: Colli d’Imola Rosso Dop
Vintage: 2013
Grapevine: Merlot 45% Cabernet Franc 10% Petit Verdot
Plant density: 5500/ha
Form of Breeding: Spurred cordon
Annual production: 9300 bottles
Alcoholic strength: 14,5% VOL
Service temperature: Optimal at 18 ° C


The vinification of the Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot grapes takes place through a long maceration at controlled temperature with daily pumping over.

Then we start a post-fermentative maceration on the skins.

It is then aged for at least 24 months in 500lt oak barrels, first and second passage.

Vinification method

The Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot grapes are vinified through a medium-long maceration at controlled temperature making daily pumping over.

Subsequently it is aged for at least 18 months for one part in steel tanks, for another part, about 25% in 500 lt oak barrels. second and third pass.

Characteristics Land and Vineyard

Our Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot vineyards were planted from 2003 until 2006 for a total of about 7 hectares.

The soils are characterized by a medium clayey mix with sand and silt.

The grapes come from the Farnè, Poggio and Quercia farm in the hills of San Pietro di Ozzano Emilia in the province of Bologna in the Colli d ’Imola Doc area at an altitude that varies between 80 and 170 m.s.l.m.

The orientation of the rows varies according to the plots with a north-south prevalence.

The favorable microclimate allows us to obtain high quality grapes and full-bodied wines characterized by high acidity and freshness.

Gastronomic combinations

Our Dracone Riserva is a wine that goes perfectly with all grilled red meat dishes.

Ideal if tasted in combination with game dishes.

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