Jose Maria Da Fonseca Periquita Reserva 2012

$19.99

 

Description

Jose Maria Da Fonseca Periquita Reserva 2012

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 Jose Maria da Fonseca in 1850, Periquita is made primarily from the Castelao Frances grape, an indigenous variety that thrives in southern Portugal and, originally ushered into the public eye by Fonseca, has become nearly synonymous with the highly regarded wines of this historic producer.

Production Area Terras do Sado, Portugal. Vineyards here are composed principally of sand (95%) with some presence of clay (5%).

Grape Varieties: 79% Castelao; 10.5% Trincadeira; 10.5% Aragonez

Color is deep ruby and the bouquet shows wild berries, raspberries, plums and fig. Medium-bodied, fruity, soft, and well balanced with a long, smooth finish.

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 José Maria da Fonseca in 1850, Periquita is made from Castelão (kah-stay-lao) grape, an indigenous variety that thrives in southern Portugal and, originally ushered into the public eye by Fonseca, has become nearly synonymous with the highly regarded wines of this historic producer.

The Villa Nogueira de Azetão (ah-say-tao) is the winemaking estate, home of Periquita, located a short distance from Lisbon, just across the Tagus River on the Setúbal peninsula. Here, the vineyards enjoy the benefits of a sun-drenched maritime climate and a varied soil composition that incorporates elements of sand, clay and lime.

The property remains in the hands of its founder’s descendants (the family-owned concern of José Maria da Fonseca, one of the premier names in quality Portuguese winemaking), who remain committed to José Maria da Fonseca’s long-standing tradition of quality and integrity.

 

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 15 in