The History

The Portuguese way of life!

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 from the region of Ribatejo.

Although we are not sure when the first vintage was produced we are certain that by 1850 Periquita red was already being made. José Maria da Fonseca registered the Periquita trademark in 1941. 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.

Periquita Rosé was first produced from the 2007 vintage. This new member of the family offers the same value that Periquita consumers have become accustomed to over the years.


Periquita

Rosé

2015
The Rosé wine from the Periquita family. We’ve been around for a long time, and focusing on typical Portuguese moment’s, a Rosé was a natural evolution. This wine, made from Castelão, Aragonês and Trincadeira is a perfect match for salads, pasta and seafood or simply as a nice aperitif. So just open a bottle and enjoy the Portuguese way of life!

The Winemaker

Domingos Soares Franco

Domingos Soares Franco, Winemaker
and vice-president, is the youngest of the two representatives of the sixth generation of the family which manages José Maria da Fonseca. He studied in Davis, California, and started working at José Maria da Fonseca in the '80s.

Since then, he has introduced several changes in the wines produced by this company, becoming one of the most innovative new generation winemakers in Portugal. As a winemaker, his first major influence was undoubtedly that of his father Fernando Soares Franco. His uncle, António Porto Soares Franco, a man of great vision, also influenced him tremendously. Among other important achievements, he deserves to be recognized as the creator of Lancers, one of the best known Portuguese wines around the world and José Maria da Fonseca’s first international "best seller".


Reviews

 
2013 Vintage:

/ Wine Enthusiast
/ 87 pts

 
2013 Vintage:

/ Revista de Vinhos
/ 15,5 pts

 
2011 Vintage:

/ Classified as Very Good by the critic João Paulo Martins in Revista Única

 
2011 Vintage:

/ Revista Escanção
/ 79 pts

 
2009 Vintage:

/ Wine Spectator Magazine
/ 85 pts.


Grape varieties
casta

-/-
Castelão

casta

-/-
Aragonês

casta

-/-
Trincadeira

Vintage Information

Region

mapa

SETÚBAL PENÍNSULA

Type of soil

solo arenoso

Sandy

Wine production

producao

149,000
liters

Bottling

engarrafamento

2016
April

Analyses

12.5% Alcohol

5.85gr/l Total Acidity

3.25 pH

Vinification

16C°
Stainless steel

Storage

12C°

60%
humidity

Shelf life

Drink
while young

Serving suggestions

10C°
consume

Serve

as an aperitif or with salads, fish and seafood.