Petto Dragone - Etna

Petto Dragone - Etna

Petto Dragone has a fine ruby color with garnet undertones. On the nose, it displays red berry and rhubarb, with brushwood, lavender, delicate rose hips, and smoky goudron. This is a complex wine with a surprising mineral-driven freshness.  From vines aged 40 years.  

2016
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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)!

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.
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