Casa Santos Lima Lab Red
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Fruit sourced from the Lisboa appellation in Portugal.
- The clay and limestone soils ensure a healthy environment thus creating the ideal conditions for vibrant and ripe grapes.
Varietal Composition: Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Castelão, Tinta Roriz
Elaboration: Pressing after total destemming. Fermentation in 26.500 liters vats, with programmable pumping over system and temperature control to 82 ºF – 86 ºF. Skin contact maceration and (submerged) cap for 28 days. Four months ageing in oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: Very aromatic with notes of ripe black and red fruits. In the palate, juicy plums and dark berry fruit flavor with plenty of fresh yet fine tannins that take over at the finish, along with flavors of spice and licorice.
Casa Santos Lima was created to ensure the continuous development of Santos Lima’s wine producing activity first established several generations ago. This was first started by Joaquim Santos Lima, who, by the turn of 19th century, was already a great producer and exporter of Portuguese wines. Maria João Santos Lima and José Luís Santos Lima Oliveira da Silva, granddaughter and great grandson of the founder, relaunched Casa Santos Lima in 1990, replanting most of the vines, improving agricultural techniques and modernizing all its productive structure. Since 1996, Casa Santos Lima, started bottling its own brands , which immediately achieved great success both in national and international markets.