Casa Santos Lima (Portugal)

Quinta das Setencostas

Grapes                        Castelão, Camarate, Tinta Miúda and Preto-Martinho

Region                        DOC Alenquer, Red Wine, 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. Partial ageing in oak barrels.

Tasting Notes            Extremely ripe and complex with a unique character of dark berry fruit with distinct notes of cinnamon and chocolate.  On the palate, it is equally fruity, medium-bodied and with fine tannins.  Very pleasant aftertaste, with persistent notes of fruit jam.

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).