It all started when the big landlord and beer magnate 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 RESERVE RED 2018
Península of Setúbal, region where are located our wines, is characterized by a clime with great conditions. In this region, we have pozolitic and sandy soils, rich in water. With influences from Mediterranean and from the proximity of the Atlantic sea. This perfect harmony brings a great development to our noble grapes, perfectly adapted, that gives us marvellous quality wines.
Classification: Regional Peninsula de Setubal Wine
Type: Red Wine
Grapes: Castelão, Syrah, Aragonês and Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Península de Setúbal
Soil Type: Sandy Pozolitic
Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature followed by long pelicular maceration.
Aging: 12 months in French oak barrels, followed by 4 months in bottles, before it´s released on the market.
Taste: Taste of red and black fruits matures, with jam, soft in the mouth with very good tannins and structure, lingering after taste.
Evolution: The quality improves during the first 8 years. This is being recommended maximum storage time.
Total Acidity: 5,50 g/ L
Recommended plates: Meat dishes and strong cheeses.
Recommended Temperature: 16º-18ºC
Conservation: Fresh place, dark, with bottle lying down.