Casa Santos Lima (Portugal)

Bons-Ventos Red

Grapes                       Castelão, Camarate, Tinta Miúda and Touriga Nacional

Region                       Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal

Viticulture                  Density of 4.200 Plants/ha. Clay and limestone soils

Harvest                      End of August until the middle of October

Vinification                Pressing after total destemming. Fermentation in 26, 500 litres vats, with programmable pumping over system and temperature control at 28-30° C. Skin contact maceration and (submerged) cap for 28 days. Four months of ageing in oak barrels.

Tasting Notes            Very aromatic with notes of ripe black and red fruits.  On the palate it has a fruity start, very smooth and with concentrated red fruit flavors, well balanced with oak notes and a nice pronounced acidity. Fresh, yet fine tannins take over in the finish where flavors of spice and vanilla dominate.

Food Pairing             Red meat dishes: stews, steaks, roasts. Combinations of red and white meats and fruit (lamb with apricot, duck with prunes, chicken with orange zest).