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LANGHE BRICCO DEL DRAGO

D.O.C.

In production since the 1969, it was the first "Super Table wine" in Piedmont, perhaps also in Italy. The soil and the microclimate in this vineyard give Dolcetto an incredible complexity and structure. This is why  Luciano Degiacomi, the creator of the wine, tried to soften the Dolcetto by adding a small percentage of Nebbiolo - for finesse and elegance - and ageing it for a time in wood. The result was an important wine, very elegant and pleasant, and whit an extraordinary longevity. The wine is so special that it is the only table wine to have obtained the delimitation of the production area with Presidential Decree no. 196 of 1987

Variety

approx. Dolcetto 85%; approx. Nebbiolo 15% 

Exposure

West

Altitude

330 to 400 metres above sea level

Planted in

1970 - 1989 - 2000

Strains per hectare

approx. 5,000

Yield in litres per hectare

approx. 4,000 

Harvest time

Dolcetto 10-20 September

In the winery

The two grapes - harvested by hand - are vinified separately, as the maturation takes place at different times. The wines are blending at a later stage. Maceration is about 5 to 8 days for the Dolcetto and about 10 to 12 days for the Nebbiolo at a maximum temperature of respectively around 25° and 30°. The wine rests in oak barrels for at least a year

Alcohol

13-14% by vol

Total acidity

5-5.5 gr

Dry extract

27-30 gr/l

Tasting note

Very intense and deep ruby ​​color with purplish nuance typical of Dolcetto. Elegant perfume for the perfect blend of the finesse of a Nebbiolo with the body of a Dolcetto. A repertoire of spicy and vinous notes typical of the two grapes melded in maturity. In the mouth, it has concentration and length, which give it a surprising possibility of aging. Blended winesare some of the best in the world. The Bricco del Drago is perhaps Italy's most historical and genuine version, deriving entirely from native Piedmontese grapes. Suitable for robust and tasty recipes, such as tomato gnocchi, grilled meats and stewed dishes

Serving temperature

15-17°C – very large glass

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