Dracone – Merlot Cabernet Franc
Type of Wine
Medium transparency ruby red color
Hints of jam, red fruit, berries, black currant, tobacco and black pepper
Round, balanced and persistent. Firm but soft tannins
Decanter Wine World Award
2012 Bronze medal
2020 Silver Medal
Vino del Tribuno
Certificate of Great Merit
Merano Wine Festival
Guida AIS Emilia Romagna da Bere
6 Berries with mention of excellence
The WineHunter Award
|Designation:||Colli d’Imola Rosso Dop|
|Grapevine:||50% Merlot 40% Cabernet Franc 10% Petit Verdot|
|Form of Breeding:||Spurred cordon|
|Yield per hectare:||65 quintals|
|Annual production:||13200 bottles|
|Alcoholic strength:||14% VOL|
|Service temperature:||Optimal at 18 ° C|
The Dracone is produced by hand-picking and carefully selecting grapes from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot organic certification in September.
The grapes come exclusively from the vineyards of the estate and are vinified individually.
A wine of great character with remarkable capacity for evolution in the bottle, from 8 to 10 years.
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.
The Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot vineyards were planted from 2003 until 2006 on medium-textured soils predominantly clayey 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 Doc Colli d ’Imola 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, characterized by a high temperature range day-night even in summer, allows us to obtain high quality grapes and full-bodied wines characterized by high acidity and therefore freshness.
Our Dracone is a wine that goes perfectly with tasty dishes, such as pasta with wild boar ragout, grilled red meats.
Excellent also tasted in combination with mature hard cheeses.