TASTE

CHERRY, RASPBERRY, DARK PEPPER

FINISH

INTRIGUING VOLCANIC MINERALITY, PLEASANT ACIDITY, SILKY TANNINS

AROMA

RED BERRY, RHUBARB, LAVENDAR, SPICES

COLOR

RUBY RED WITH GARNET UNDERTONES

Petto Dragone

Petto Dragone

This complex Nerello Mascalese (Sicily’s star grape) is made with fruit from 40 year old vines in our Mount Etna vineyards. Layered yet elegant and fresh with red berry and rhubarb, hints of rose hips, and a touch of smoke.

This wine is our territorial namesake. In fact, our winery’s address is Contrada Petto Dragone!

Aged for 12 months in oak barrels
This wine is best served at 65ºF-68ºF
2017
more about this wine!
GRAPE VARIETY: Nerello Mascalese
STRUCTURE DENSITY: 5700 plants per hectare
TYPE OF SOIL: Volcanic
YIELD GRAPE/HA: 5000 – 6000 kilos per hectare
CULTIVATION SYSTEM: 220 x 80 cm espalier
VINE AGE 40 years

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!

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.