RKS 2023 Wine: Massive Portuguese Producer José Maria da Fonseca’s Periquita 2020 Reserva

JMF was founded in 1834 and still sails on. The Periquita 2020 Reserva is 54% Castellan, 28% Touriga Nacional and 18% Touriga Franca. It is produced in the Setúbal Peninsula. Close to 1,000,000 bottles were produced. That’s a lot of wine. Can quality survive this volume?

Aged 8 months in French and American oak.

Grown in sandy soil.

Aroma: Black cherry, raspberry, blueberry and mature strawberry.

Palate: Serious, a bit stiff and formal. No lose or sloppy edges. Blackberry, cassis and blueberry with moderate tannins and a medium length finish.

Personality: I come from a big family with huge production volumes but I maintain my own identity.

Cellarbility: The wine will marginally improve up to the end of 2025 and cruise until 2027.

Food Match: Peppercorn steak or mushroom bourguignon.

Price: $18.95 (Ontario).

RKS 2023 Wine Rating: 89/100. Roger Voss The Wine Enthusiast 90/100.

(Periquita 2020 Reserva, Vinho Regional Península de Setúbal, José Maria da Fonseca, Setúbal, Portugal, 750 mL, 13%, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 488007).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: