JMF Periquita 2012 white regional Setubal Peninsula
Tasted March 2013
Appearance - clear and very bright lemon-green hue with very few visible tears and some petillance.
Nose - clean, youthful, delicate fruity & floral nose with medium intensity aromas of the citric family, mostly ripe orange and orange zest, some lime, a note of gooseberry and some tropical hints of guava and pineapple. Also some fresh cut grass herbaceous notes.
Palate - dry, medium acidity, correct for the ensemble, a medium plus body and medium alcohol level. Medium plus intensity flavours bringing forward the ripe citric flavours, some sweet white flowers notes, some stone fruits, fresh grass herbaceous notes and again the interesting tropical fruit notes on the finish, which shows medium plus length with even a trace of grapey muscat feel.
Conclusions (15,75/20) - good quality, candid but fresh, an interesting blend in aromatic terms but also towards its balance. There's freshness and weight, a rounded palate, rich in ripe fruity components but still managing to be fresh. The ripe notes are toned down by tropical and herbaceous nuances. A step ahead the BSE, more consensual, and a very good value for money.
Approximate retail price - €3,99
Note: sample kindly provided by José Maria da Fonseca