Periquita Red Wine

PERIQUITA 2019

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. 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.



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VINTAGE INFORMATION

REGION

SETÚBAL PENINSULA

VINEYARD AREA

-/-

SANDY

PRODUCTION

605,000

WINE PRODUCTION

DATE OF BOTTLING

2020

JULY

GRAPE VARIETIES

72

CASTELÃO

23

TRINCADEIRA

5

ARAGONÊS

ANALYSES

13.0

ALCOHOL

4.9

TOTAL ACIDITY
(TARTARIC ACID)

3.5

pH

STORAGE

12º

TEMPERATURE

60

HUMIDITY

SHELF LIFE

10 YEARS

DATE OF BOTTLING

TASTING NOTES

COLOR

Red.

AROMA

Blackberries and raspberry characteristic of Castelão grape variety when it is new

PALATE

Fresh, round and soft with aromas of ripe red fruits

FINISH

Medium.

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.


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