Red wines of Terra Dragona
OUR PURE SANGIOVESE RED WINES
The region of Montecucco includes part of the Grosseto area (Cinigiano, Castel del Piano, Arcidosso…) of the north-west side of Amiata mount. The first acknowledgement was given with ministerial decree the 30th of July 1998, and in September 2011 Montecucco was recognized DOCG (granted and controlled origin denomination), hence confirming the value and unique character of this wine.
All Casa Dragona grapevines are apt to become Montecucco DOC e DOCG. It is sold bottled after a year of ripening in oak barrels and barriques and at least 4 months of refining in bottles.
WINEMAKING AND REFINING
Pure Sangiovese wine is made at a quite low controlled temperature, with soft squeezing and short timeframe from harvesting to winemaking.
VINEYARD AND GRAPE HARVEST CHARACTERISTICS
Altitude: 450 meters o.s.l.
Year of implantation: 2002/2004
Direction of the threads: South – North
Farming system: Cordon spurred with 4-5 spurs of free gems
Average Density per hectare: 6000 plants
Yield in grapevine per hectare: 70-90 quintal
Mixture: Sangiovese (100%)
Harvesting time: end of September / beginning of October
Vintage: handmade in small boxes
Winemaking: in steel tubs
Ripening: 24 months in oak barrels and barriques
Refining in bottles: 4 months before sale
Alcoholic title: 13,5% vol.
Color: strong ruby red, tending to garnet
Scent: fruity and slightly flowery notes typical of Sangiovese, with vanilla, spices and toasted nuances.
Flavor: intense and balanced for tannin and acidity. Warm, profound, persistent. Typical for Sangiovese.
Pairing: grilled meet, average seasoning cheese, cold cuts
ROSSO DRAGONA IGT
Ripening: 12 months in cement tubs
Alcoholic title: 13% vol.
Color: vivid ruby red
Scent: fresh, fruity and slightly flowery .
Flavor: intense, pleasurable and harmonic.
Pairing: white meats, roasted meats, fresh cheese.