Red Wines Portugal
Tinto (Red Wine)
Periquita is renowned for being the first ever, in Portugal, bottled red wine. That’s where its originality comes from. And 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 we want you to enjoy.
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 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.
Periquita is now the oldest brand of Portuguese table wines having acquired down the years a widespread popularity in Portugal and considerable brand awareness in sophisticated export markets such as Sweden, Brazil, the UK, the USA, Canada, Denmark and Norway.
VINIFICATION Fermentation lasts for about 4 days at 28ºC with full skin contact. Ageing 6 months in French oak (new and used)
Castelão, Trincadeira, Aragonêz
Colour Ruby with reddish-brown. Aroma of Wood, vanilla, strawberries, blackberries, pine. Palate Balanced fruit / acidity with pleasant soft tannine. Finish Médio
Store and Serve Advices:
Serve at a temperature of 12oC and consume it at 16ºC.
Excellent with meat dishes, game and cheese.
Reviews and Awards:
Bronze medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011 (2010).