Jose Maria Da Fonseca Periquita 2003

Red Blends from Portugal

Item No. 88310
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • ST86

Winemaker's Notes

Blend: Castelao, Trincadeira, Aragonez

Color: Deep ruby

Bouquet: Red berries, black currant, chocolate and nuances of green tea

Taste: Medium-bodied, fruity, soft tannins, and well balanced with a long, smooth finish.

Serving suggestions: Excellent with red meat, turkey and other white meats, and cheeses.

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For more than 150 years, this landmark wine from the southwestern coast of Portugal has been enjoyed by discerning wine drinkers and Periquita continues to be an international ambassador for fine Portuguese wines. Created by Jose Maria da Fonseca in 1850, Periquita is made from Castelão (kah-stay-lao) grape, an indigenous variety that thrives in southern Portugal and, originally...

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Portugal The country best known for Port, Madeira and corks is often overlooked when consumers think of red and white still wines - but take note! The table wines of the region have improved dramatically in the past few decades. The winemaking areas trickle down the country's narrow shape, bordered by the Atlantic on the west and Spain on the east. Notable...

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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