Petto Dragone

Petto Dragone

Perhaps the crown jewel of the winery, Petto Dragone is Gambino’s exclusive reserve wine produced in very limited quantities. Crafted exclusively with 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes with vines aged at least 40 years, the unique earthy nose of volcanic rocks harmonize with hints of rhubarb, goudron, lavender, and rose hip. The result is an extraordinary wine to pair with your favorite dish or to simply savor sip by sip.

To the eye Petto Dragone presents in ruby with lovely hues of garnet. With a warm and spicy palate, this smooth, fruity, medium-bodied red possesses very fine tannins with a velvety structure that leaves a lingering finish guaranteed to draw you into the next sip.

Straight from the volcanic soils of Mt Etna, Pettp Dragone pairs exquisitely with aged cheeses, pasta with meat, wild game, and lamb. .

Petto Dragone

A beautiful interpretation of the Nerello Mascalese grape, great things truly do come to those who wait (especially when they come from vines aged 40 years)!

More About This Wine

The grapes of Mt. Etna are grown with love and care by the Gambino family. The unique environment of this active volcano in Sicily is commonly referred to as the “island within an island.” While grapes don’t grow easily in extreme volcanic conditions, when harvested with care, they create an incredible wine meant to be savored.

Made from 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes! Named after the Mascali area in Carania where the grape is thought to have originated, the Nerello Mascalese grape grows in the cool, high altitudes of the active volcano Mt. Etna. Grown primarily on the northeastern side of Sicily, this red grape contains a rustic black volcanic earthy note, and medium weight fine-grained tannins.

 

Petto Dragone - Referring to the chest of Tifeo laying under the winery. Tifeo was the half human and half dragon divine creature in ancient Greek mythology. Petto Dragone is also the subdivision in which Gambino Winery is located, so this wine is our territorial namesake. In fact, our winery address is Contrada Petto Dragone!

 

 

  • Crafted exclusively with 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes with vines aged at least 40 years.
  • Petto Dragone is an exquisite medium-bodied wine with a velvety structure that leaves a lingering finish guaranteed to draw you into the next sip.
  • Petto Dragone exudes the beautiful aromas of rhubarb, goudron, lavender, and rose hip with earthy undertones.
  • Aged for 12 month in oak barrels.
  • This wine is best served at 65-68F.

The Grapes

The grapes of Mt. Etna are grown with love and care by the Gambino family. The unique environment of this active volcano in Sicily is commonly referred to as the “island within an island.” While grapes don’t grow easily in extreme volcanic conditions, when harvested with care, they create an incredible wine meant to be savored.

Made from 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes! Named after the Mascali area in Carania where the grape is thought to have originated, the Nerello Mascalese grape grows in the cool, high altitudes of the active volcano Mt. Etna. Grown primarily on the northeastern side of Sicily, this red grape contains a rustic black volcanic earthy note, and medium weight fine-grained tannins.

 

It's all in the name...

Petto Dragone - Referring to the chest of Tifeo laying under the winery. Tifeo was the half human and half dragon divine creature in ancient Greek mythology. Petto Dragone is also the subdivision in which Gambino Winery is located, so this wine is our territorial namesake. In fact, our winery address is Contrada Petto Dragone!

 

What We Love About This Wine

 

  • Crafted exclusively with 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes with vines aged at least 40 years.
  • Petto Dragone is an exquisite medium-bodied wine with a velvety structure that leaves a lingering finish guaranteed to draw you into the next sip.
  • Petto Dragone exudes the beautiful aromas of rhubarb, goudron, lavender, and rose hip with earthy undertones.
  • Aged for 12 month in oak barrels.
  • This wine is best served at 65-68F.