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 | RESERVA | WHITE | 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.
Antão Vaz, Verdelho and Fernão Pires
Gold, Citrine / Straw
Fruity and fresh with tropical and citric notes, with a big balance with the wood.
3 months in oak barrels with Batonage
Very well aged in oak for elegance and complexity, this gold colour full-bodied wine is creamy and savoury with mineral and exotic fruity notes.
Perfect pairing with creamy dishes and cheeses, Raclette, Lean Meats, 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.