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PERIQUITA

RED WINE

2017



Original, a Portuguese ambassador around the world. Existing 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 wewant you to enjoy.

Colour: Deep red
Aroma: Very fruity (strawberries, raspberries, wild berries, oak wood, coffee, vanilla, cedar
Palate: Very fruity, balanced, good structure/acidity balance, smooth
Finish: Medium


 VINTAGE INFORMATION  



Reviews


2012 Vintage
Wine Enthusiast
86 pts
2011 Vintage
Revista de Vinhos
16 pts
2010 Vintage
Wine Spectator
87 pts
2009 Vintage
29º Concurso Internacional de Vinhos
de San Diego
Gold Medal
Wine & Spirits – 90 pts
2008 Vintage
Decanter Wine Awards 2011
Silver Medal
2007 Vintage
Wine Advocate
Robert Parker - 84 pts

HISTORY

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 most probably from Estremadura. Although we are not sure when the first vintage was produced we are certain that by 1850 Periquita was already being made. For this reason, Periquita brand is the oldest commercialized Portuguese table wine having, over time, acquired a growing popularity in Portugal and a considerable reputation in markets such as Sweden, Brazil, United States of America , Canada, Denmark and Norway.

José Maria da Fonseca is the oldest and one of the most prestigious wineries in Portugal, producing wines, Port and Setubal Moscatel. The Soares Franco family owns José Maria da Fonseca and has been involved in the wine business for almost 200 years. With over 650 hectares of land under vine in our main wine regions: Península de Setúbal, Alentejo and Douro, José Maria Fonseca also boasts Portugal’s largest winery, with capacity to produce 6.5 million litres of wine in a totally computerised operation.


Grapes Varieties


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50%
Castelão

38%
Trincadeira

12%
Aragonês





VINTAGE INFORMATION


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REGION

Setúbal Peninsula

TYPE OF SOIL
Sandy (95%)
Clay-Lime (5%)

WINE PRODUCTION

1.200.000 litres

DATE OF BOTTLING

2017, November

ANALYSES

Alcohol: 13,0%
Total Acidity: 5,25gr/l
3,40 pH


AGEING

6 months
French and American
oak

VINIFICATION
4 days, 28%C
with full skin contact

STORAGE

12Cº
60% Humidity

SHELF LIFE

5 years after
bottling

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

12Cº Serve
14Cº Consume