Reserva

External Review by Palm Bay International:

Periquita is renowned for being Portugal’s first ever bottled red. That’s where its originality comes from. For more than 160 years, this landmark wine from the southwestern coast of Portugal has been a welcome guest at the tables of discerning wine drinkers and an international ambassador for fine Portuguese wines. Created by Jose Maria da Fonseca in 1850, Periquita is made primarily from the Castelão grape, an indigenous variety that thrives in southern Portugal and, originally ushered into the public eye by J.M. da Fonseca, has become nearly synonymous with the highly regarded wines of this historic producer. Periquita is now the oldest brand of Portuguese table wines, having acquired widespread popularity over the years in Portugal and considerable brand awareness in export markets such as Sweden, Brazil, the UK, the USA, Canada, Denmark and Norway. Today, it represents the NEW Portugal. Production Area Terras do Sado, Portugal. Vineyards here are composed principally of sand (95%) with some presence of clay (5%). Grape Varieties Castelão (38%), Touriga Nacional (34%), Touriga Francesa (28%) Vinification Fermentation lasts for about 7 days at 80°F, maintaining full skin contact. AGING The wine is aged eight months in new and used French oak barrels. Color Deep ruby Bouquet Blueberries, cassis, mineral, figs, blackpepper Taste Full-bodied and silky, with ripe dark fruit flavors, spicy nuances and supple tannins Alcohol 13.1%

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External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/15/2014

Periquita is renowned for being Portugal’s first ever bottled red. That’s where its originality comes from. For more than 160 years, this landmark wine from the southwestern coast of Portugal has been a welcome guest at the tables of discerning wine drinkers and an international ambassador for fine Portuguese wines. Created by Jose Maria da Fonseca in 1850, Periquita is made primarily from the Castelão grape, an indigenous variety that thrives in southern Portugal and, originally ushered into the public eye by J.M. da Fonseca, has become nearly synonymous with the highly regarded wines of this historic producer. Periquita is now the oldest brand of Portuguese table wines, having acquired widespread popularity over the years in Portugal and considerable brand awareness in export markets such as Sweden, Brazil, the UK, the USA, Canada, Denmark and Norway. Today, it represents the NEW Portugal. Production Area Terras do Sado, Portugal. Vineyards here are composed principally of sand (95%) with some presence of clay (5%). Grape Varieties Castelão (38%), Touriga Nacional (34%), Touriga Francesa (28%) Vinification Fermentation lasts for about 7 days at 80°F, maintaining full skin contact. AGING The wine is aged eight months in new and used French oak barrels. Color Deep ruby Bouquet Blueberries, cassis, mineral, figs, blackpepper Taste Full-bodied and silky, with ripe dark fruit flavors, spicy nuances and supple tannins Alcohol 13.1%


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
10/17/2014

Periquita is renowned for being Portugal’s first ever bottled red. That’s where its originality comes from. For more than 160 years, this landmark wine from the southwestern coast of Portugal has been a welcome guest at the tables of discerning wine drinkers and an international ambassador for fine Portuguese wines. Created by Jose Maria da Fonseca in 1850, Periquita is made primarily from the Castelão grape, an indigenous variety that thrives in southern Portugal and, originally ushered into the public eye by J.M. da Fonseca, has become nearly synonymous with the highly regarded wines of this historic producer. Periquita is now the oldest brand of Portuguese table wines, having acquired widespread popularity over the years in Portugal and considerable brand awareness in export markets such as Sweden, Brazil, the UK, the USA, Canada, Denmark and Norway. Today, it represents the NEW Portugal. Production Area Peninsula de Setúbal, Portugal. Vineyards here are composed principally of sand (95%) with some presence of clay (5%). Grape Varieties 49% Castelao, 35% Touriga Nacional, 16% Touriga Francesa. Vinification Fermentation lasts for about 7 days at 80°F, maintaining full skin contact. AGING The wine is aged eight months in new and used French oak barrels. Color Deep ruby Bouquet Blueberries, cassis, mineral, figs, blackpepper Taste Full-bodied and silky, with ripe dark fruit flavors, spicy nuances and supple tannins Alcohol 13.1%


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
10/07/2013

Periquita Reserva 2010 - 87 points, Wine Enthusiast/ A rich, darkly tannic wine, extended wood aging brings out a tarry, dense character. On the palate, blackberry fruits dominate, along with a well-defined line of acidity and a dry core. There’s potential to age, so drink from 2016.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ A rich, intense wine, smooth and packed with sweet, ripe red fruits, the juiciness of the Castelão grape tamed by the wood polish.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
08/14/2014

Periquita is renowned for being Portugal’s first ever bottled red. That’s where its originality comes from. For more than 160 years, this landmark wine from the southwestern coast of Portugal has been a welcome guest at the tables of discerning wine drinkers and an international ambassador for fine Portuguese wines. Created by Jose Maria da Fonseca in 1850, Periquita is made primarily from the Castelão grape, an indigenous variety that thrives in southern Portugal and, originally ushered into the public eye by J.M. da Fonseca, has become nearly synonymous with the highly regarded wines of this historic producer. Periquita is now the oldest brand of Portuguese table wines, having acquired widespread popularity over the years in Portugal and considerable brand awareness in export markets such as Sweden, Brazil, the UK, the USA, Canada, Denmark and Norway. Today, it represents the NEW Portugal. Production Area Terras do Sado, Portugal. Vineyards here are composed principally of sand (95%) with some presence of clay (5%). Grape Varieties 49% Castelao, 35% Touriga Nacional, 16% Touriga Francesa. Vinification Fermentation lasts for about 7 days at 80°F, maintaining full skin contact. AGING The wine is aged eight months in new and used French oak barrels. Color Deep ruby Bouquet Blueberries, cassis, mineral, figs, blackpepper Taste Full-bodied and silky, with ripe dark fruit flavors, spicy nuances and supple tannins Alcohol 13.1%


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
03/07/2013

For more than 150 years, this landmark wine from the southwestern coast of Portugal has been a welcome guest at the tables of discerning wine drinkers and an international ambassador for fine Portuguese wines. Created by J.M. da Fonseca in 1850 and trademarked in 1941, Periquita has the distinction of being the oldest Portuguese table wine brand. Periquita Reserva is made with the Castelão grape, an indigenous variety that thrives in southern Portugal and, originally ushered into the public eye by J.M. da Fonseca, has become nearly synonymous with the highly regarded wines of this historic producer. It is blended with two other high quality native Portuguese varieties, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, representing the Periquita tradition combined with a vision for the future. Production Area Terras do Sado, Portugal. Vineyards here are composed principally of sand (95%) with some presence of clay (5%). Grape Varieties Castelão (38%), Touriga Nacional (34%), Touriga Francesa (28%) Vinification Fermentation lasts for about 7 days at 80°F, maintaining full skin contact. AGING The wine is aged eight months in new and used French oak barrels. Color Deep ruby Bouquet Blueberries, cassis, mineral, figs, blackpepper Taste Full-bodied and silky, with ripe dark fruit flavors, spicy nuances and supple tannins Alcohol 13.1%


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
04/02/2013

Periquita Reserva 2008 - 88 points, Wine Advocate/ The 2008 Periquita Reserva is a blend of 48% Castelao, with 28% Touriga Nacional and 24% Touriga Franca, oak aged for 8 months in a mixture of new and old oak. It adds a layer of depth to the regular Periquita reviewed this issue, plus more finesse and better structure. It is a bit light in the mid-palate, but a combination of the ripe, tannic grip on the finish and the bright, cherry fruit makes it absolutely charming. This is a very nice vintage for this value priced wine. It is probably going to be at peak now and over the next few years, but I suspect it will hold better than seems apparent from a quick taste.


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