rocca_del_dragoneA product line belonging to the producer Orion wine, whose philosophy concept can be summarised as follows:

“Produce the best and most interesting wines possible at fair prices”

To do so must take full control of every step in the winemaking, from the vineyards to the vinification, straight through to the packaging and marketing. To make this possible, Orion Wines has tied strong commercial relations with a small number of growers and wineries in different areas of Italy. We take complete control of the vineyards and work closely with our partners and their own winemakers to create wines which represent the essence and typicity of that particular region, while still keeping an eye on the needs of the ever-evolving international wine aficionado.

Rocca del Dragone:

Rocca in Italian means a high fortified stronghold, a place of refuge, somewhat like a small castle.
Today, high up on Monte Petrino, a mountain which overlooks the small town of Mondragone, lie the ruins of an ancient Rocca which was named Rocca del Dragone by the Normans during the Middle Ages. The Rocca probably got its name originally from its proximity to the town – Mondragone.

However, one local legend has it that on Monte Petrino, which overlooks the town of Mondragone, lived a dragon. The locals, fearful of its intents, wanted to hunt it down and kill it. The dragon however, who wanted no more than to be left alone and was peaceful, built himself this Rocca to protect himself from the fury of the locals. The people were never able to break through the Rocca and never managed to kill the dragon. Some locals say that you can still hear him on Monte Petrino on the windiest of evenings…

 

  • Rocca del Dragone Falanghina IGT Campania
  • Rocca del Dragone Aglianico IGT Campania

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