Pegões, 'Fontanário de Pegões' Red, Palmela 2016

Pegões, 'Fontanário de Pegões' Red, Palmela 2016


A richly flavoured wine with a velvety texture, full of spicy chocolate and herbal chunky flavours.

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Vintage - 2014

Country - Portugal

Region - Península de Setúbal

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Syrah 25%, Touriga Nacional 25%, Trincadeira 25%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Santo Isidro de Pegões was founded in 1958. The cooperative is made up of 140

winegrowers and has access to over 1,100 hectares of vineyard located in the Terras

do Sado area of the Setúbal peninsula. This coastal area benefits from mineral-rich

sandy soils and cooling Atlantic winds. Santo Isidro de Pegões is one of the most

forward thinking cooperatives in Portugal and their chief winemaker, Jaime

Quendera one of Portugal's most respected winemakers. In 2017 they were

awarded the Portuguese Wine Producer of the Year Trophy from the IWSC.

The Pegões vineyard is located between two Nature Reserves: the Tagus estuary to

the Northwest and the Sado on the Southwest. To the east are the Arrabida hills and

to the west the Alentejo province's clays. The unique soil here is named "Pliocenico

de Pegões". It is a sandy soil formed over millions of years by sand transported by the

rivers Tagus and Sado. It is this Mediterranean climate and soil combination that

creates this unique Pegões terroir.

Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by a

long skin maceration. The wine was then aged for 12 months in French and

American oak barrels followed by four months in bottle, prior to release.

A richly flavoured wine with aromas of smooth, ripe red and black fruits

complemented by chocolatey flavours. Structured with a velvety texture, this wine

has great concentration and complexity. A versatile red which accompanies red meat dishes, mushroom risottos and cheese