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Portia Prima

Portia Prima
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Portia Prima
Red wine Aged in wood. 15 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O. Ribera del Duero
Production area: Castilla y León
Winery: Portia
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Red wine Aged in wood. 15 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)
Winery: Portia
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Portia Prima

Portia Prima is a red wine from the D.O Ribera del Duero produced by the Portia winery. This wine is made using only Tempranillo grapes.

The grapes used to make Portia Prima are taken exclusively from the Pago del Pino estate that is situated at about 750 metres above sea level. Following years of winemaking experience in the region, the harvest and winemaking processes are carried out using conventional methods.

Once they have arrived at the winery, the grapes are passed through a selection table, where only the best quality grapes are selected to make the wine.

Following this, alcoholic fermentation is carried out in tanks in controlled conditions at a constant temperature of 28ºC. After this phase, the must then undergoes malolactic fermentation in new french oak barrels. Portia Prima then ages for 15 months in the same oak barrels.

Portia is a riojan company which forms part of the Grupo Faustino. Its spectacular facilities, designed by Norman Foster, are one of the most visited in the Ribera del Duero region year after year.

Serve at 16.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Cod, Roasted red meats, Grilled red meats, Beef, White meat, Mushrooms

Tasting notes Portia Prima

After a dry winter, spring came loaded with rain. Thankfully, this water was stored, since it was much needed during the extremely dry summer. The low temperatures during spring delayed the sprouting of the vines, which led the growth cycle to start with delay. However, this delay was offset thanks to the high temperatures recorded in July and August, to the point of delaying ripening in those younger vineyards. The 2016 vintage beat the production record of the 2014 vintage. And not only in production, but also in quality due to the excellent weather conditions and the excellent health of the vineyards. The wines from this vintage offer a lot of volume, with a good capacity to face the passing of time, with roundness and spectacular tannins. A harvest reminiscent of those of the late 80s and early 90s.
The 2015 vintage started with a winter that had good groundwater reserves. The spring was warm and dry until well into the month of June, when there were intense rainfall at the beginning of the blooming. A summer with some well spread out storms gave way to a very dry autumn. The harvest was slightly ahead of the usual dates, but the analytical and organoleptic features, and the balance of the berries, were ideal. Thus enabled the harvest to take place at the optimal ripening time. The wines from this vintage, which was classified as excellent, have a good colour intensity, significant fruity notes on the nose and a high tannic potential in the mouth, with sweet tannins that indicate the good phenolic ripening of the berries. A vintage reminiscent of the exceptional 2005 vintage.
After the withering in a mild winter, the warm start of spring brought sprouting forward by almost 10 days. The summer, which was quite cool and dry, enabled the good evolution of the growth cycle and a balanced ripening. This was a vintage without setbacks. Worth mentioning is the high production of this vintage due to good climatic behaviour during the harvest. The wines from this vintage have great colour intensity, and a high fruity expression on the nose and in the mouth. Their balance and tannic potential stand out; these features show us the great potential to produce great wines for ageing, and for lighter and fruitier productions.
This was a complicated year. Although the sprouting of the vines was slightly early, the low temperatures recorded during the spring delayed the growth cycle, which no longer recovered in the summer, despite having a warm month of July. The harvest was carried out at a fast pace, and with the extra effort of the viticulturers, who discarded the fruit that did not meet the optimal conditions. This way, they made sure that they avoided the probable effect of the botrytis attacks due to the rains they had around this time. The wines from this vintage, rated as a good one, offer good colour intensity, great fruit expression and a lot of freshness.

Ratings

  • Peñin 91
  • Suckling 94
  • Peñin 90
  • Peñin 90
  • Peñin 90

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Ribera del Duero

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Excellent
2014 Very good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Excellent
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Good
2005 Very good
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Very good
2001 Very good
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Valoraciones de productos
Reviews from customers who bought this product
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    12/09/20 Portia Prima 2018 Medium bodied and goes well with meat
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    30/04/20 Portia Prima 2016 A wine in balance with lots of fruit and a bit of tannins
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    14/01/20 Portia Prima 2016 Tried in business lounge London Impressed ,best red wine I’ve had in business where the wine is often average
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    03/01/19 Portia Prima 2015 Good, on the elegant side
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    Designation of Origin D.O. Ribera del Duero

    Winery Portia

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