♦ PERIQUITA 2016 ♦
V.R. PENÍNSULA DE SETÚBAL
Periquita is renowned for being Portugal's first ever,
bottled red wine. We’ve been around for a long time, and
focusing on typical Portuguese moment’s, a Rosé was a
natural evolution. This wine, made from Castelão, Aragonês
and Trincadeira is a perfect match for salads, pasta and
seafood or simply as a nice aperitif. So just open a bottle and
enjoy the Portuguese way of life!
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 from the region of Ribatejo. Although we are not sure when the first vintage was produced we are certain that by 1850 Periquita red was already being made.
José Maria da Fonseca registered the Periquita trademark in 1941. 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. Periquita Rosé was first produced from the 2007 vintage. This new member of the family offers the same value that Periquita consumers have been used over the years.
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♦ ANALYSES ♦
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♦ SHELF LIFE ♦
DRINK WHILE YOUNG
♦ TASTING NOTES ♦
Very fruity, raspberries, gooseberry, some cherry.
Very fruity, soft, smooth
♦ VINIFICATION ♦
Stainless steel fermented at 16ºC.
♦ AGEING ♦
♦ SERVING SUGGESTIONS ♦
Consume at a temperature of 10ºC as an aperitif or with salads, fish and sea food.