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PERIQUITA

RED

2016



Periquita Reserva represents a blend between the true and original Periquita tradition and a vision for the future.

Colour: Ruby
Aroma: Vanilla, oak, blackberries, strawberries, currants, violets, plums
Palate: Wood, vanilla, fruit, good acidity, presence of soft tannins, good persistence
Finish: Medium


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Reviews


2012 Vintage
Sakura International Festival
Silver Medal
The Wine Advocate
85 pts
2011 Vintage
Revista Wine
16,5 pts
2009 Vintage
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012
Gold Medal

HISTORY

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 Estremadura. Although we are not sure when the first vintage was produced we are certain that by 1850 Periquita was already made. The Periquita Reserva represents the true Periquita tradition as well as a vision for the future. The Castelão, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Francesa indigenous grape varieties, provide Periquita Reserva character, a sweet aroma and complexity.

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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56%
Castelão

22%
Touriga Nacional

22%
Touriga Francesa





VINTAGE INFORMATION


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REGION

Setúbal Peninsula

TYPE OF SOIL
Sandy

WINE PRODUCTION

1.200.000 litres

DATE OF BOTTLING

2018, February

ANALYSES

Alcohol: 13,2%
Total Acidity: 5,85gr/l
3,47 pH


AGEING

8 months in French and American oak

VINIFICATION

Fermentation lasts for about 7 days at 26º C with full skin contact

STORAGE

12Cº
60% Humidity

SHELF LIFE

8 Years after bottling

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

14Cº Serve