Made from the oldest local Castelao grapes (Periquita grapes) vines, with an average age of 35 years, this red wine shows intense garnet hues.
With an aroma of ripe fruit.
On the palate it is full, round, balanced with great persistence.
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Grapes Variety: Castelao (Periquita)
SOIL: Sandy soil
VINIFICATION: Fermented in concrete mills at 25° C. Long maceration to extract the maximum amount of coloring matter and tannins.
AGEING: 12 months in French oak barrels
Alcohol: 14.5 % VOL
Total Acidity: 5.3 g / l
Residual sugar: <2
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Ideal at 16° C with red meats, game dishes and cheese.
Media Production: 8 hl/ha
Visual Appearance: Intense garnet color
Appearance olfactory: Aroma of very ripe fruit, resembling candied fruit.
Appearance taste: Wine of great power, full, round, well balanced and with great persistence.
Recommended temperature for tasting: 16 ºC
Enologist recommendations: Ideal as accompaniment of red meat
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.