Periquita is renowed for being Portugal's first ever bottled red wine. Hence, and focusing on typical Portuguese moments, a White edition had to be a part of the family. Produced from Verdelho, for their aromatic complexity; Viogner for its structure and Viosinho for its acidity and freshness. Enjoy the Portuguese way of life!
The history of Periquita is interwoven with the story of José Maria da Fonseca itself, beginning in the 1820s when the founding father of the company, José Maria da Fonseca arrived in Lisbon and bought several local properties.
One such purchase, most probably in 1846, was Cova da Periquita. It was on that property that José Maria da Fonseca planted red grapes of the Castelão variety, which he brought most probably from the region of Ribatejo. Although we are not sure when the first vintage was produced we are certain that by 1850 Periquita red was already being made.
José Maria da Fonseca registered the Periquita trademark in 1941. 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.
Color Yellow citrus, aroma of tropical fruits (banana, apricot, peach), floral, very fruity palate, soft, mineral, good acidity. Medium finish. Stainless steel fermented at 16ºC. Consume at a temperature of 11/12ºC as an aperitif or with fish and seafood.