The fruity Castelão the most famous grape variety from the vineyards of the Setubal Peninsula, shines in this wine.
Ideal for light dishes, salads, pasta and the Portuguese petiscos (variety of small portions of food - tapas).
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|Export Box:||6 bottles with 75cl|
Grape Varieties: Castelão
Terroir: Sandy soil, mediterranic climate
Winemaking: Pre-maceration, followed by must defecation for 24 hours;
Fermentation in stainless steel vats, with LSA inoculation and temperature control.
Suggestions: Serve at 10 to 12ºC. Drink now or store up to 2 years
Packaging: Bottle: 75 Cl, 6 unit cases
Alcohol by Vol: 13%
Boa Compra 2016 Revista de Vinhos
Being the most cultivated grape varietal in the south of Portugal, Castelão possesses a great ability to adapt to various different climate conditions, hence providing it a notable versatility.
The Castelão grape is known in the Setubal Peninsula region as "Periquita", a name that originated from the vineyard property Cova da Periquita, located in Azeitão, where it was first planted the varietal back in 1830.
With an area occupying around sixty-percent of the total vineyard land in the Setubal Peninsula, the fame of the wines produced with the grapes from the Cova da Periquita vineyard became widespread throughout the region.
Castelão is very well-adapted to the Setubal Peninsula and it is here where it manifests itself in all its fullness, especially within the sandy soils and old vineyards of the region, producing wines that are more structured, fleshy and intense.
The wines made with Castelão present strong, fruity aromas of cherry, currant, blackberry, raspberry and candied plum, as well as some nutty notes, which harmonize well with an aging stage in oak barrels. In general, Castelão wines exhibit excellent aging ability.