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Dec
10

Fontanário de Pegões Palmela 2008 Portugal

Country / Region : Palmela, Portugal

Year : 2008

Grape Variety : 70% Castelão, Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon

Style : Smooth, Fruity Red

ABV : 13.5%

Drink By : 2021

 

The Winemakers

Pegões, established in 1958, is a modern and competitive winery recognised both in domestic and international markets. Pegões wines have been distinguished with several awards at the most important international wine contests.A vineyard area of 2.200 acres, they follow a systematic strategy of modernization with the key objective of continuously improving the quality and value of their wines.

The Pegões Terroir is located between two Nature Reserves – the Tagus estuary to the Northwest and the Sado on the Southwest, on the east side of the Arrabida hills and on the west side of the Alentejo’s province clays. The Pegões region is unique in climate and soil conditions.

The climate is Mediterranean and the soil, named “Pliocenico de Pegões”, is sandy formed over millions of years by sand transported by the rivers Tagus and Sado. It is this climate / soil combination that gives birth to the unique Pegões wines.

The Wine

Intense red berries, well combined with new oak while young, evolving into dry fruits, chocolate, spices and coffee. Soft on the palate with very good tannins and structure. Lovely length. 8 months aging in American and French oak barrels, followed by 6 months in bottle.

Perfect with Game, Grilled / Roasted  Meats & Cheeses

Winner of 140 International Wine Awards

Jamie Goode says “Possibly Portugals Best Co Op”

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