Poggio Dragone Sangiovese-Merlot Terre di Chieti IGP

Ancient legends recount tales of nymphs, giants and winged serpents in the encompassing Apennine mountains. During the 5th century BC, the most feared mythical dragon devastated Ate and Tixa, in the southern part of Abruzzo. St. Leucio, famed slayer was summoned to kill the dragon. Today St. Leucio Cathedral stands on the monster’s den and contains the dragon’s 2 meter rib as proof of the diocesan’s bravery.

Hand-harvested grapes from the Abruzzo region make up this fruit-forward red wine. Classic Italian varietal Sangiovese is combined with French Merlot and aged for three months in large vessels made from oak, to soften and round out the tannins. Sangiovese gives crunchy red fruits, brisk acidity and fine tannins for structure, while Merlot adds soft, fleshy red stone fruits, producing a plush, satisfying red.

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VARIETALS
85% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot

VINTAGE
2019

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 12.5%

APPEARANCE
Ruby-red colour with violet undertones.

NOSE
A fragrant bouquet of red fruit, finely framed by gentle oak spices.

PALATE
On the palate it’s showing juicy ripe small red-black fruit with a slight spiciness, accompanied by soft tannins and mild acids in the aftertaste.

AGEING
3 months ageing in Slovenian oak barrels. 2 months bottle rest.

PAIRING
Perfect picnic wine for barbecue, stews, roast pork belly (porchetta), pasta dishes, pizza, vegetarian lasagna and ratatouille.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink now or in the next 3 years.

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