Periquita Rose Wine

PERIQUITA 2016

ROSÉ WINE
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.


VINTAGE INFORMATION

REGION

SETÚBAL PENINSULA

VINEYARD AREA

-/-

SANDY

PRODUCTION

60,000

WINE PRODUCTION

DATE OF BOTTLING

2017

APRIL

GRAPE VARIETIES

52

CASTELÃO

26

ARAGONÊS

22

TRINCADEIRA

ANALYSES

12.1

ALCOHOL

4.95

TOTAL ACIDITY
(TARTARIC ACID)

3.21

pH

STORAGE

12º

TEMPERATURE

60

HUMIDITY

SHELF LIFE

-/-

DRINK WHILE YOUNG

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Dark pink.

AROMA

Very fruity, raspberries, gooseberry, some cherry.

PALATE

Very fruity, soft, smooth

FINISH

Medium.

VINIFICATION

Stainless steel fermented at 16ºC.

AGEING

None.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Consume at a temperature of 10ºC as an aperitif or with salads, fish and sea food.


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