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. 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.
♦ REGION ♦
♦ VINEYARD AREA ♦
♦ PRODUCTION ♦
♦ DATE OF BOTTLING ♦
♦ GRAPE VARIETIES ♦
♦ ANALYSES ♦
♦ STORAGE ♦
♦ SHELF LIFE ♦
DATE OF BOTTLING
♦ TASTING NOTES ♦
Blackberries and raspberry characteristic of Castelão grape variety when it is new
Fresh, round and soft with aromas of ripe red fruits
♦ VINIFICATION ♦
Fermentation lasts for about 6 days at 28ºC with full skin contact
♦ AGING ♦
6 months in French and American oak (new oak)
♦ SERVING SUGGESTIONS ♦
Serve at a temperature of 12ºC and consume it at 14ºC. Excellent with meat dishes, game and cheese.