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Casa Santos Lima : Excellent quality Portuguese Wines

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Casa Santos Lima is a family owned company dedicated to the production, bottling and selling of Portuguese wines. The company is present directly or indirectly in the regions of Lisboa, Algarve, Alentejo, Vinho Verde and Douro. This way and from around 600 hectares of vineyards, it produces wines known for their excellent quality/price ratio and exports around 90% of its total production to close to 50 countries in all 5 continents. Casa Santos Lima is also the largest producer of “Vinho Regional Lisboa” and “DOC Alenquer” and in the past years has been one of the most awarded Portuguese wineries in major national and international wine competitions.

Currently, the company’s main facilities (offices, store and the largest wine cellars) are located at Quinta da Boavista in Alenquer, just 45 km north of the city of Lisbon. This Quinta has belonged to the Santos Lima family for 5 generations and offers ideal conditions for the production of quality wine. Casa Santos Lima also has its own vineyards and winery located in Tavira in the Algarve and also through agreements and partnerships with other companies and producers, it also explores vineyards and wineries in the regions of Alentejo, Douro and Vinhos Verdes.

Casa Santos Lima has a very wide wine portfolio, producing every year and in 5 different regions, red, white, rosé, sparkling, semi-sparkling, light and late harvests. This varied range of options allows the company to have great dynamism in the national and international market and has allowed a constant growth year after year. At this time Casa Santos Lima is responsible for the production of about 40% of all certified wine in the Lisbon Region and is one of the main exporters of Portuguese wine.

Very recently, Casa Santos Lima has joined Singapore Newspaper Wines, Spirits and Beers Competition and won three gold medal and two silver medal in this prestigious competition:

JOYA RED 2018

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

Evidence Note:

It shows a pleasant aroma of ripe red fruits and notes of cinnamon. Well balanced and with soft tannins, in the mouth it shows a light profile but of great persistence. With wooden notes it offers a complex finish.

Winemaking: 

Total destemming followed by crushing. Fermentation in deposits of 26,500 liters with self-programmed pumping-over system and temperature control systems between 28º C. and 30º C. Maceration in contact with submerged blanket for 28 days. Three to four months of aging in oak barrels.

LISBONITA WHITE 2019

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

Evidence Note:

This is a very aromatic and fruity wine with predominant notes of ripe red fruits. In the mouth it is velvety with a medium body, with a balanced acidity and elegant tannins. At the end of the tasting it is tasty and smooth with a balanced and persistent finish.

Winemaking:

Total destemming followed by crushing. Fermentation in 26,500 liters tanks with self-programmed reassembly system and temperature control systems between 28º C. and 30º C. Maceration in contact with submerged mat for 28 days. Partial aging in oak barrels.

MONTE DA CAÇADA RED 2018

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

Tasting Notes:

The Alentejo region benefits from the warm Mediterranean climate and clay soils which provide the ideal conditions for the production of high quality grapes. From our best selection of Alicante Bouschet, this wine aged for 9 months in French and American oak barrels. This is a full bodied wine displaying a dense colour and offering a unique experience of Alentejo wines. It matches beautifully with food and will age very well in the bottle.

Vinification:

Previously desteemed grapes go through low temperature prefermentative maceration for 24 hours. The alcoholic fermentation is done in stainless steel vats with temperature control to 27º. C for 14 days. 9 months ageing in French and American oak barriques.

AZULEJO, WHITE, 2019

Awarded Silver by Singapore Newspaper

Tasting Notes:

Very aromatic in the nose, highlighting citric notes, which the palate shows once again. It is a vivid wine revealing freshness and a very good acidity.

Vinification:

Pressing after total destemming with exclusive use of free run juice. Fermentation temperature control at 12ºC – 14ºC.

LISBONITA, RED, 2018

Awarded Silver by Singapore Newspaper

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 cidity and elegant tannins. The aftertaste is flavourful and smooth with a balanced and persistent finish.

Vinification:

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.

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