Dracone Riserva– Merlot Cabernet Franc
Type of Wine
Still Red Wine
Lively and concentrated ruby red color
Hints of jam, red fruit, berries, black currant, tobacco and black pepper
Round, balanced and persistent taste. Smooth tannins, spicy and mineral finish
Merano Wine Festival
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
Decanter Wine World Award
2020 Gold Medal
|Full name:||Dracone Riserva|
|Designation:||Colli d’Imola Rosso Dop|
|Grapevine:||Merlot 45% Cabernet Franc 10% Petit Verdot|
|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.
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.
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.
Our Dracone Riserva is a wine that goes perfectly with all grilled red meat dishes.
Ideal if tasted in combination with game dishes.