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Poderi Colla Bricco del Drago Langhe Rosso DOC

2012

In a Nutshell

First released in 1969, this was the first 'Super Vino da Tavola' in the Piedmont, possibly the first in Italy.

Tasting Notes

A deep, ruby-red wine with an exceptionally elegant bouquet, reflecting the ideal interplay of Nebbiolo and Dolcetto (the former's finesse, the latter's volume). Notes of blueberries, plums and cherry with hints of dried herbs and sun baked earth. On the palate the wine reveals rich, sweet, plummy fruit alongside cherry and fresh redcurrants. There are also hints of spice, coffee, bitter chocolate and some complex savoury notes. A beautifully balanced wine with the concentration and structure to mature over a decade or more.

Production Notes

The two grape varieties (Dolcetto and Nebbiolo) are vinified seperately, due to the grapes ripening at different times. Maceration for Dolcetto lasts for 5-8 days at 25 degress C, Nebbiolo for 10-12 days at 30 degrees C. The wines are then blended and undergo maturation in a combination of French and Slavonian oak (some new and some 2 year old) for 12 - 18 months depending on the vintage. The wine is then racked into stainless steel.

Grape Blend

85%

Dolcetto

15%

Nebbiolo

Poderi Colla Bricco del Drago Langhe Rosso DOC

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Piedmont

Vintage

2012

Size

0.75L

ABV

13.5%

Grape

Dolcetto, Nebbiolo

Closure

Cork

£21.00

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