O’Briens Wine Beer & Spirits
33 Spruce Avenue Stillorgan Industrial Park Co. Dublin Ireland Ireland
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Q Valpolicella Ripasso

Q Valpolicella Ripasso

Italy 

  • Grape Variety

    Corvina, Rondinella

  • Style

    Rich Full Bodied Reds

  • Food Match

    Dark Chocolate, Hard mature cheese, Pizza/Pasta, Slow cooked shoulder of lamb, Slow roast Pork loin

  • Alcohol By Volume

    13.5%


This is a sensational Ripasso with incredibly concentrated, ripe blackberried and dried cherry fruit. Full-bodied on the palate, with a lovely balance between the super-smooth mouthfeel, and the mouth-watering sour cherry twist on the finish.

In the vineyard

Produced using the traditional grape mix of Corvina, Corvinone & Rondinella, these grapes are sourced exclusively from vineyards are situated in the hills outside Verona in the Valpantena Valley. This location is ideal, as cool currents blow down the valley from the foothills of the Dolomites, helping to moderate the climate and 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

The wine is made using an adapted modern version of the traditional Veronese "Ripasso" method. Traditionally, the young wine was re-fermented 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, giving the wine more body and depth. This blend of modern and traditional winemaking produces a wine with a combination of freshness, structure and depth that is fairly rare among Ripasso wines. Following fermentation, the wine was aged for just over a year in a mixture of large oak and small, French oak barrels prior to bottling.

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 2-3 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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