Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wine of the Week - Casa Santos-Lima Tinto

Wine of the Week - Casa Santos-Lima Tinto

The vineyards of Casa Santos-Lima are Located in Alenquer, just north of Lisboa in Portugal. The terroir of this picturesque property is ideal for growing not only indigenous portuguese varietals, but international varietals as well. The Casa Santos-Lima Tinto is crafted of two noble French varietals, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as two indigenous Portuguese varietals, Touriga Franca and Castelão. This red is fresh, bright, and great with a chill, and can be paired with a variety of cuisines; from pasta to barbeque, and robust spanish and domestic hard cheeses. A perfect go-to wine for just about every meal!  


Wine of the Week Casa Santos-Lima Tinto

Located in Alenquer, some 40 km north of Lisbon, Casa Santos Lima produces quaffable, value-driven wines of excellent caliber. Founded at the turn of the 20th century by Joaquim Santos Lima, one of the most renowned producers and exporters of his day, the estate is now helmed by his granddaughter Maria João and great-grandson José Luis. Casa Santos Lima is an enormous property, spanning some 290 hectares in Estremadura, however the two wines that we represent come from a small area called the Monte das Promessas. It is composed of seven gently sloping hills of young vines that range in altitude from 100-200m. They are graced with abundant sunshine during the day, yet the nights are cool and fresh, with temperatures moderated by the nearby Atlantic Ocean.

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