Among the most planted grapes of Portugal, Castelão is a dark-skinned grape used in varietal and blended wines with other indigenous grapes. Although grown in Central Portugal and Port country, its finest examples come from the Setúbal Peninsula. There it produces full-bodied age-worthy wines with a rustic fruit character, whereas in more northern regions,  Castelão wines are ligther and more fruit-driven.

Synonyms: Periquita, Castelão frances, Trincadeira Prieta, Bastardo Castico.

– Description from Diego Andrés Díaz

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  • Periquita Original 2011


    mid body, light and deep at the same time - blackberry, caramel, vanilla, earthy twig. Nice one! Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, over 28 million liters of wine were ... from Aragonez(Tempranillo), Castelao, Trincadeira or a combination of the three. But Alentejo has also been quick to adopt international varieties like Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. And there is not better place in the world to grow Alicante Bouschet.... Read More

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  • Quinta de Chocapalha Vinho Tinto 2012


    More red berry fruit and plum, with a slight pepper influence. Good solid framing tannins and acidity give this a good aftertaste. Better than expected - drink now - 89 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Quinta de Chocapalha Vinho Tinto 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by effell

  • Quinta Das Seten Costas Alenquer 2013


    I bought this bottle of wine for £7.50 from a shop in London [ ... ... bottle is made up of 50% castelao,20% camarate,20% tinta miuda and 10% preto martinho. These are all grapes native to Portugal. I started the bottle last night with my pork chop and I did enjoy it.It is a deep red and violet colour. There is plenty of a black... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Casaleiro Reserva 2012


    Didn't enjoy as much as I did a year ago. The fruit has hidden itself and the primary aromas are herbal - sage to be precise. That presence was large and, quite frankly, overbearing. Don't understand why - my previous notes don't reflect this. Paul 82 oints Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Alandra Alentejo White NV


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    Wine review by AlandraFan

  • 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

  • Mundus Rose Leve Adega da Vermelha


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    Wine review by LuisMichel

  • Caiado Tinto 2010


    Best buy for the holidays! Unbelievable for under $10 Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105

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