Fresh and fashionable, Alvarinho is the Portuguese cousin of the Spanish Albarinho grape. A zesty Alvarinho, due to the Atlantic influence, with ripe white fruit, delicious length and a dry finish.
Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal.
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Casa Santos Lima is family owned (4th generation) with more than 350 ha of vineyards. It was founded by Joaquim Santos Lima at the end of the 19th century who was already a well-known wine producer and exporter. The Estate is formed by several “Quintas” all belonging to the family for longer than a century. They advanced greatly when Jose Luis Santos Lima (great grandson of the founder) left his financial full time job and started with their own brands and bottle plant.
They are responsible for more than a third of the exports of the wine under appellation Vinho Regional Lisboa and DOC Alenquer. Considerable investment ensures they have the top wine technology for continuous innovation making them one of the most globally decorated vineyards in terms of awards.
Most of Casa Santos Lima’s estates are located in Alenquer, 45km north of Lisbon. The vineyards are planted in gentle slopes with altitudes between 100 and 220 meters benefiting from an excellent sun exposition and a climate slightly tempered by the nearby Atlantic Ocean, 25 km away from the property. Vines grow in clay and limestone soils with harvest taking place at the end of August.
Pressing after total destemming with exclusive use of free run juice, with temperature control fermentation and no oak influence.
Bright colour, with intense aromas of tropical fruits and also lemon hints, which add complexity to the bouquet. Great minerality, and with good structure, it is balanced by an excellent acidity, becoming a fresh wine with a nice and long aftertaste
Sushi, shellfish & white meats are good matches for this wine. A great summer wine that is as good by itself, as with a meal.