ANCIANO LISBOA RESERVA

Vintage: 2016
D.O.: VINHO REGIONAL LISBOA – PORTUGAL
Winemaker: DIOGO SEPÚLVEDA
Winery: CASA SANTOS LIMA

Lisboa is a long, thin region running up beside the Atlantic, to the west and north of the City of Lisbon. It is home to some of Portugal’s best value and delicious wines. Casa Santos Lima is located In Alenquer, an area where wine production is centuries old and the typical rural landscapes are gifted with enormous beauty.

TASTING NOTES

Deep colour, intense ripe red and black fruit aromas with subtle oak notes and hits of spices. Smooth with concentrated plum and blackcurrant flavours, well balanced with oak notes and nice acidity. The finish is long and tasty with some fine tannins.

FOOD MATCH

Slow cooked or BBQ meats, especially pork. Mature hard cheeses and richly sauced dishes.

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

Indigenous and international grape varieties are grown on clay and limestone soils. The fresh summer nights, gentle winters and maritime influence are key factor in the production of quality wines with nice acidity, a typical characteristic from this region. Vintage starts at the end of August and continues through September. Destemmed grapes underwent a pre-fermentative maceration at low temperatures, for 24 hours. The alcoholic fermentation was in stainless steel tanks with temperature control, between 26⁰ and 28⁰C, for 12 days. Post-fermentative maceration in ‘cuvaison’ for 28 days. The wine was aged in American, French and Portuguese oak barrels for 4 months.

TECHNICAL DATA

Varieties: Castelão 40%, Touriga Franca 25%, Touriga Nacional 20%, Syrah 15%
ALC: 13.5%
RS: 7.5 G/L
PH: 3.6
Malolactic: Yes

ANCIANO DOURO RESERVA

Vintage: 2016
D.O.: DOURO D.O.C. – PORTUGAL
Winemaker: JAIME QUELHAS
Winery: CASA SANTOS LIMA

Douro is one of the wildest, most mountainous and rugged wine regions of Portugal, cut through in deep twists and turns by the River Douro. The vines cling to steep slopes along the banks of the river and its tributaries.

TASTING NOTES

Deep ruby colour. Typical Douro bouquet with intense, spicy and dark fruit aromas. This is a smooth and full bodied wine, with notes of ripe red fruits and great freshness and character. Soft and well balanced tannins and a long pleasant after-taste.

FOOD MATCH

Enjoy with game, meaty stews and other richly sauced meats.

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

Vines that grow on shale soils were hand-harvested In September and then selected manually, stripped and crushed at the cellars. Fermentation and the malolactic fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks with temperature control. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for a four month period.

TECHNICAL DATA

Varieties: Tinta Barroca 35%, Sousão 30%, Tinto Cão 25%, Touriga Nacional 10% 
ALC: 13.5%
RS: 2.6 G/L
PH: 3.7
Malolactic: Yes

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