Castelão

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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  • Quinta Das Seten Costas Alenquer 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £7.50 from a shop in London [www.oddbins.com ... ... 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

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    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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    No written review

    Wine review by AlandraFan


  • Jose Maria da Fonseca Periquita 2013

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    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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    No written review

    Wine review by LuisMichel


  • Caiado Tinto 2010

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

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • Box wine, depending on who you ask, is either the future of wine or the ugly ... wine is a blend of Moreto, Castelao and Trincadeira and can be purchased for right around $20. It opens with fruity aromas of black cherry, blueberry, raspberry and just a hint of anise. In the mouth you'll find lots of smooth and juicy fruit with touches of spice... Read More

    From the article Don't Belittle the Box Wine!


  • Casa Santos Lima Tinto Lab 2012

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    Wonderful red blend...so pleased. Well balanced, great price point, red/black fruit all in balance and very fruit forward with enough oak to balance. A screw top too! Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Casa Santos Lima Lab Vinho Regional Lisboa 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • While there are some tastings I do not look forward to each year, there are ...;Castelao -  popular, and successful in the south of the country where it produces vibrant, red fruited wines that retain the rustic edge of the region.  Jaen - from the Dao, a real workhorse of a grpe though at it’s best it can produce juicy, black fruited wines tha... Read More

    From the article Portuguese Values Abound


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