It all started when José Rovisco Pais donated his Pegões properties to the Lisbon State Hospitals. On these properties the Government implemented a large “colonization” project, donating land to thousands of agricultural workers and directing the plantation of 830 hectares of vineyard. The Cooperative was established on March the 7 th 1958 in order to give technical and logistic support to the “colons”. Part of the support consisted in the reception and processing of their grapes. The first Pegões wines where than born.
PAPO AMARELO | RESERVA | RED | 2019
Peninsula of Setúbal, region of vineyard Pegoes est in 1958, is characterized by a climate with great conditions. With influences from Mediterranean and from the proximity of the Atlantic sea. This perfect harmony brings a great development to our noble grapes.
Castelão, Syrah, Arogones and Cabernet Sauvignon
Red fruit, strawberries and plum with campfire nearby,.
12 months in French oak barrels, followed by 4 months in bottles, before it´s released on the market.
Taste of red and black fruits matures, with jam, soft in the mouth with very good tannins and structure, long finish.
Perfect pairing with creamy dishes and cheeses, Raclette, chorizo, pork belly, spicy aromatic Asian dishes, Sweet Spicy Chinese dishes
The Year of 2019:
We had a generally dry and mild viticultural year. During the summer months we had wide diurnal temperature ranges, with hot days and cool nights, which favoured gradual progression of the maturations and the preservation of good levels of acidity. The grapes, aided by late August rain, were in fine condition at harvest, showing great freshness and aromatic exuberance. Yields were low.