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J M da Fonseca Periquita 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Created by José in 1850, Periquita is made primarily from the Castelão (kah-stay-lao) grape, an indigenous variety that thrives in southern Portugal and which has become nearly synonymous with the highly regarded wines of this historic producer. A blend of 75% Castelão, 15% Trincadeira, and 10% Aragonez.

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Snooth User: vigna uva vino
77992188
3.50 5
11/25/2008

This was my first Portuguese wine and I really enjoyed it. This 2005 vintage is made from grapes grown on the Setubal Peninsula, it's the oldest Portuguese table wine. The blend of 70% Castelao, 20% Trincadeira and 10% Aragonez (another name for Tempranillo) is aged for a short time in oak (4 months). Ruby in color, with aromas of blueberries, strawberries and violets, this red has an intriguing complexity. There are flavors of licorice, plum, pomegranate, raspberries, and cedar... and as if that's not enough, a spicy cinnamon finish. There's an overall smoothness on the tongue combined with very soft tannins to make for a surprising value at $10 range.


Snooth User: Carlos Manta
4038530
4.00 5
01/03/2008

A lot of body in this red wine.


Snooth User: Pedro Garcia
4044312
4.00 5
01/04/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for J M da Fonseca Periquita

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
06/30/2010

Periquita (meaning "parakeet") is a flavorful red wine bearing the name of the most widely grown grape in the vast Terras do Sado region. A formidable structure makes this wine great with grilled meats or aged cheeses.



Tasting Notes:

This exhibits a deep ruby color with aromas of wild berries, raspberries, plum and fig. Fruity, soft and well-balanced with a long, smooth finish.

<p><span style="color: #1d1d1d; font-family: Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 19px;">Jose Maria da Fonseca, founded in 1834, is one of the leading producers of Portuguese table wines. The J.M. da Fonseca portfolio comprises a range of wines made from traditional indigenous grape varieties grown in some of Portugal&rsquo;s top viticultural regions, including Domini from the Douro Valley in the north and Periquita from Terras do Sado, near Lisbon on the southwest coast.</span></span></p>

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