Periquita Superyor Red Wine

PERIQUITA SUPERYOR 2015

RED WINE
V.R. PENÍNSULA DE SETÚBAL

The story 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.

This wine is Domingos Soares Franco's tribute to this fortunate marriage between the variety and the region, brought together by the Founder of this company. The Castelão Francês which originated from Old Vineyards, was footrodden in small “lagares” and the wine was then aged for 14 months in small new French oak barrels.


VINTAGE INFORMATION

REGION

SETÚBAL PENINSULA

VINEYARD AREA

5

SANDY

PRODUCTION

9,000

WINE PRODUCTION

BOTTLING

2017

JULY

GRAPE VARIETIES

96

CASTELÃO

2

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

2

TINTA FRANCISCA

ANALYSES

13.8

ALCOHOL

5.3

TOTAL ACIDITY
(TARTARIC ACID)

3.45

pH

STORAGE

12º

TEMPERATURE

60

HUMIDITY

SHELF LIFE

15 YEARS

AFTER BOTTLING

TASTING NOTES

COLOR

Red with light brownish

AROMA

Red fruits (cherry, raspberry, gooseberry). Oak, soft, elegant and complex

PALATE

Fruity, with structure, smooth, balanced, good acidity and good tannins

FINISH

Long.

VINIFICATION

Full maceration with some stems at 28ºC, in 3,000 kilos lagares.

AGING

10 months in small new French oak barrels.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve at 14/16ºC. It is excellent with meat dishes and cheese.


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