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Porta Nova Ripasso

Porta Nova Ripasso

Italy 

  • Grape Variety

    Corvina, Rondinella

  • Alcohol By Volume

    13.5%

  • Vegetarian & Vegan

    Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans


The Porta Nova project was started by leading New Zealand winemaker Matt Thompson. Working with grape growers fom the hills around Verona he sources excellent quality, ripe fruit from select vineyard parcels. The wine is made by the 'ripasso' method whereby the wine is refermented on the skins of Amarone grapes, giving more body and depth, before one year aging in French oak barrels. This is a bold Ripasso with loads of sweet ripe dark berry fruit, well-integrated oak spice and that distinct 'sour cherry' Amarone freshness.

In the vineyard

The vineyards are situated in the hills outside Verona in the Valpantena Valley. Cool currents blow down the valley from the foothills of the Dolomites, which helps to moderate the climate, enabling the grapes to ripen slowly. This helps the grapes to retain their aromatic compounds and acidity. The soil is poor and chalky so the vines are put under stress helping to produce superior quality fruit.

In the winery

This wine is made using a traditional Veronese practice known as 'ripasso'. Traditionally, the young wine was refermented on the skins of the Amarone grapes once they had finished fermenting in March. The new, more expensive approach is to ferment the young wine together with dried grapes in the January following the vintage.

Customer Satisfaction

As a family business we ensure a warm and friendly service whether you shop in store or online. We strive to create an environment of trust, an experience to enjoy and a brand to recommend. O’Brien’s delivers an extensive range of wines beers and spirits, some world famous others small and bespoke, all the best quality and all at the best value. Our staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about our range and strive to understand and exceed your expectations.

Free Delivery

No minimum order and if you spend €60 or more we'll deliver your order for free anywhere in Ireland.

Orders are normally delivered within 4-5 business days (Monday-Friday excluding bank holidays) of you placing the order.

Returns

Change your mind? No problem. You can cancel your order at any stage or return some or all of it through any of our stores or we can arrange a collection. Simply contact us by phone on 1850 269 777 (or +353 1 2693139 from outside Ireland) or email online@obrienswine.ie and we'll look after the rest.

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