Palmela red wine made from Castelao grapes (Periquita grapes) local variety.
It shows intense garnet color, aroma of spices and jam. In the mouth it is full, with good quality tannin, very balanced.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Ideal at 16° C with red meats, game dishes and cheeses.
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Soil Geology: sand and sandstones
Vine varieties: Castelao (Periquita)
Average Age of Vines: 25 anos years
VINIFICATION: Fermented in concrete mills at 28 º C. The maceration ends one week after the tumultuous fermentation.
AGEING: 6 months in French oak barrels
Alcohol: 13.5 % VOL
Total Acidity: 5 g / l
Residual sugar: <2
Dry Extract: 230 gr/l
Media Production: 10 hl/ha
Visual Appearance: Intense garnet color
Appearance olfactory: spices and jam
Appearance taste: In the mouth it is full, with good quality tannin, very balanced.
Recommended temperature for tasting: 16º ºC
Enologist recommendations: Ideal as accompaniment of red meat, of dishes of game, of cheese
Castelao is one of the grape varieties most cultivated in the south of Portugal, particularly in the area of Palmela.
It has had many names throughout times: Joao de Santarem, Castelao Frances and the popularly spread Periquita.
Castelao develops best in hot climates and sandy and dry soils.
Wines produced by this grape variety are concentrated, aromatic (raspberry and gooseberry) and have good ageing potential. The Palmela region produces the best wines from this grape variety.