Casa Santos Lima Lisbonita
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The grapes for this wine are grown in the Vinho Regional Lisboa in Portugal. There, the soils consist of clay and limestone
Varietal Composition: Castelão, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Syrah
Elaboration: Pressing after total destemming. Fermentation in cement (epoxy lined) and stainless steel vats of 26.500 litres with programmable pumping over system and temperature control between 28. º C – 30. º C. Maceration in contact with skins and (submerged) cap for 28 days. Partial ageing in oak barrels
Tasting Notes: This is a very aromatic and fruity wine with predominant notes of ripe red fruits. In the mouth it is velvety, medium-bodied, with a good acidity and elegant tannins. The aftertaste is flavorful and smooth with a balanced and persistent finish.
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.