Casa Santos Lima Topo Tinto
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The grapes for this wine are grown in the Vinho Regional Lisboa in Portugal.
- The soils here consist of clay and limestone.
Varietal Composition: Castelão, Tinta Roriz, Syrah, and Touriga Franca
Elaboration: Previously destemmed, the grapes went through a low temperature pre-fermentative maceration for 24 hours. The alcoholic fermentation is done in stainless steel vats with temperature control between 26º – 28ºC, for 14 days. Skin contact maceration with (submerged) cap for 28 days. Partial ageing in oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: A wine characterized by is aromatic exuberance, with notes of red fruits and vanilla. In the mouth it is fruity with velvety notes of red ripe fruits, balanced by notes of spices, chocolate and some oak notes. An elegant wine with firm tannins and a fruity 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.