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 most probably 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 a in Portugal and considerable brand awareness in export markets such as Sweden, Brazil, the UK, the USA, Canada, Denmark and Norway.

Periquita White was launched for the first time in the 2004 harvest. In Portugal, this wine was launched with the 2006 harvest.


Periquita

White

2016
The white edition from the Periquita family. Hence, and focusing on typical Portuguese moments, a White edition had to be a part of the family. Produced from Verdelho, for its aromatic complexity; Viogner for its structure and Viosinho for its acidity and freshness. 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

 
2014 Vintage:

/ Revista de Vinhos
/ 15,5 pts

 
2014 Vintage:

/ Revista Wine
/ 14,5 pts

 
2013 Vintage:

/ Revista de Vinhos
/ 15 pts

 
2012 Vintage:

/ XIII Edition Setúbal Península Wine Contest / Gold Medal

 
2011 Vintage:

/ Berliner Wein Throphy 2012
/ Gold Medal

 
2010 Vintage:

/ International Wine & Spirits Competition 2011
- Bronze Medal

 
2009 Vintage:

/ Berliner Weinthrophy 2010
- Gold Medal


Grape varieties
casta

62%
Verdelho / Verdejo

casta

33%
Viognier

casta

5%
Viosinho

Vintage Information

Region

mapa

SETÚBAL PENÍNSULA

Type of soil

solo arenoso

Sandy

Wine production

producao

136,000
liters

Bottling

engarrafamento

2017
February

Analyses

12.5% Alcohol

5.55gr/l Total Acidity

3.15 pH

Vinification

16C°
Stainless
steel

Storage

12C°

60%
humidity

Shelf life

Drink
while young

Serving suggestions

11/12C°
consume

Serve

as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to fish or seafood.