Terras Do Sado Wine

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This peninsula region that up until 2009 was known as Terras do Sado and is now formally Peninsula de Setubal, is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the rivers Tejo and Sado. The Arrabida mountain range serves as protection against the effects of the Atlantic, with vineyards planted on the slopes of the mountains. 
The area is divided into two DOC subregions:
Palmela: This is mostly a red wine-producing part of the region and wines are often found with the label “Vinho Regional de Terras do Sado.” Castelao (locally known as Perequita) is the main grape used. It is vinified as a single varietal as well as blended with Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira, Arragonez and international varietals such as Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot. Whites grown are Muscat, Arinto and Fernao Pires as well as international varietals Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Rosado and sparkling styles are also produced.
Setubal: This DOC area is known for producing the region&rsquo Read more »

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  • Touriga Nacional

    History of the grape: Touriga Nacional is produced as a still table wine, but is also one of the most important grape...

  • Castelão

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Periquita

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • José Maria da Fonseca

    The largest expanses of Jose Maria da Fonseca vines are found in Setubal. each utilising appropri...

  • Adega de Pegões

    1. It all started when the big landlord and beer magnate, José Rovisco Pais, donated his Pegões p...

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  • Jose Maria da Fonseca Periquita 2013


    Biased, I was previously enamored with all Portuguese reds. Then, I had this one and the love fest is over. The acid never diminished. It was a rather lightly colored red in the glass with a bit of a floral attack on the nose, but disappointing. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • José Maria da Fonseca Setúbal Albis 2009


    Picked this up at Jubilation; Quite a Beauty, Opens with perfume & strawberry, then allspice and plum preserves, and then strawberry preserves and milk chocolate fudge, A few swirls and Blueberry, iris, violets, and spice - minimal, but complementary oak. Big mouthful, medium tannins and acidity, but long finish. Seems at the perfect age. Very ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Periquita Reserva 2009


    Imported by: Palm Bay Imports Fl40% Castelao, 32% Touriga Nacional, 28% Touriga Franca Pencil shavings and dried green herbs pop on the nose followed by astringent red fruits and rusty aromas. On entry this is almost sweet for a second, rich with ripe fruit but the vibrant acidity quickly washes that away and offers a great contrast to the ripe... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Herdade da Comporta Chao Das Rolas Branco Peninsula de Setubal Portugal 2012


    A blend of Arinto Vaz and Fernão-Pires And now for something completely different. This offers up aromas of quinine and medicine, with great big dried grass notes and sweetly oxidized aromas of fermenting apples and a touch of pine with a butchers wax topnote of volatility. In the mouth this tells a different story, fresh, edgy and bright with ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Jose Maria da Fonseca Periquita 2009


    Dark fruit, pepper, and smoke, with rustic, drying tannins. Old Europe on the cheap. Blend of castelão (74%), trincadeira (14%), aragonez (12%). Read More

    Wine review by benjtp221

  • Herdade da Comporta Comporta Setúbal 2009


    Alicante Bouschet (100%) aged for 12 months in new 500-litre Allier oak barrels Volatile with lots of latex on the nose along with notes of cigar tobacco, glue, and some black tea notes. Chewy and deep in the mouth with lots of cherry character and great acidity that is well integrated and yet able to make a strong impression in the mouth. This ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Jose Maria da Fonseca Periquita 2010


    A blend of Castelão (74%), Trincadeira (14%), Aragonez (12%) A little smoky, earthy and vaguely mushroomy under briary almost black currant aromas with a little black spice on top. Lightweight on the palate but not without some tannin making for a lovely, easy drinking traditional table wine. Theres some nice raspberry fruit, a little spice, a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • José Maria da Fonseca Red Blend Setúbal Touriga Nacional & Syrah Domingos 2009


    A blend of Touriga Nacional (59%) and Syrah (41%) Oaky on the nose and rather toasty with very earthy, clay like soil tones, hints of tobacco and a sweet almond top note. Rich and round on entry and a bit dense on the palate, this shows some sweetness behind the flavors of blackberries, dried thyme and chocolate. There are some dry tannins on t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Periquita Reserva 2010


    A blend of Castelão (38%), Touriga Nacional (34%), Touriga Francesa (28%) Smells a bit like Syrah, peppery, inky a bit olivy, and filled with briary blue and black fruit, spice notes and a late hint of vanilla. Pretty rich on entry with an attractive stemmy accent to the rich core of blueberry and raspberry fruit. Medium light body with supple i... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Herdade de Comporta Parus Red 2010


    A blend of Alicante Bouschet (80%), Aragonez (10%) and Touriga Nacional (10%). that spends 16 months in new 500-litre Allier oak barrels Floral and balsamic in the nose with spicy paprika and tart red fruit over a base of sandalwood and walnutty oxidation. Big, opulent and broad in the mouth with nice early balsamic tones which are followed by a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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