Periquita Reserva, Setubal, Portugal
The Periquita Reserva represents a blend between the true and original Periquita tradition and a vision for the future. Portuguese wines have been growing in popularity over the past 1o years as more people have visited Portugal and have fallen in love with the full-bodied and rich flavours from the blends of indigenous grapes.
The Peri Castelão, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Francesa grape varieties provide Periquita Reserva with character and complexity. With a little bit of ageing for these big fruits to mellow, this is exactly what you want from a Portuguese red. Primary flavours of black cherry and plum are backed up by secondary flavours of chocolate and vanilla.