Periquita Original Red Wine

PERIQUITA ORIGINAL 2015

RED WINE
V.R. PENÍNSULA DE SETÚBAL

Periquita is renowned for being Portugal's first ever bottled red. That’s where its originality comes from. And in existence since 1850, we’ve been around to celebrate the Portuguese way of life: laid-back, relaxed, warm, fruity and with a spicy nose. That’s what Portugal is all about and that we want you to enjoy.

The history of Periquita is interwoven with the story of José Maria da Fonseca itself, beginning in the 1820s when the founding father of the company, José Maria da Fonseca arrived in Lisbon and bought several local properties.

One such purchase, most probably in 1846, was Cova da Periquita. It was on that property that José Maria da Fonseca planted red grapes of the Castelão variety, which he brought most probably from the province of Ribatejo. Although we are not sure when the first vintage was produced, we are certain that by 1850 Periquita was already being made.

Periquita is now the oldest brand of Portuguese table wines, having acquired widespread popularity over the years in Portugal and considerable brand awareness in export markets such as Sweden, Brazil, the UK, the USA, Canada, Denmark and Norway.


VINTAGE INFORMATION

REGION

SETÚBAL PENINSULA

VINEYARD AREA

-/-

SANDY (95%) AND CLAY-LIME (5%)

PRODUCTION

1,200,000

WINE PRODUCTION

DATE OF BOTTLING

2016

JUNE

GRAPE VARIETIES

52

CASTELÃO

42

TRINCADEIRA

6

ARAGONÊS

ANALYSES

13.0

ALCOHOL

5.4

TOTAL ACIDITY
(TARTARIC ACID)

3.45

pH

STORAGE

12º

TEMPERATURE

60

HUMIDITY

SHELF LIFE

5 YEARS

DATE OF BOTTLING

TASTING NOTES

COLOR

Depth Red.

AROMA

Fruity with blackberries, raspberries, ripe strawberries, blackcurrant. Oak wood with some vanilla behind.

PALATE

Fruity, with volume, some persistence, soft but with present tannins. Good acidity that gives “grip“.

FINISH

Medium.

VINIFICATION

Fermentation lasts for about 4 days at 28ºC with full skin contact

AGING

6 months in French and American oak (new and used)

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Excellent with meat dishes, game and cheese. Serve at a temperature of 12ºC and consume at 14ºC.


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