"The Doorway"

The Nuova Cappelletta winery “il Portone” is where all operations from grape to bottle take place.


The winery is in a large, horseshoe-shaped, 16th century building, constructed with traditional materials. Huge blocks of tuff alternate with la- yers of smaller baked-clay bricks, with the lower cellars carved in the rock. Today they are used for maturing the wine in French oak barrels. These premises also house the modern stainless steel equipment for pressing the grapes, making the wine, storing and bottling it. It was not an easy task getting the new equipment into the old bu- ildings, but all was done with full respect for the original architecture and current regulations. State of the art equipment and techniques are used to preserve as much as possible of the origi- nal characteristics of the grapes.

Each cuvée of wine is treated with maximum care, and frequently checked. This results in sound and healthy wines.

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