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Casa Santos Lima (Portugal)

Colossal Reserva


Denomination:              Vinho Regional Lisboa, Red Wine

Grapes:                         Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet

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

Harvest:                        End of August until the middle of October

Vinification:                  The grapes, previously destemmed, went through a pre-fermentative maceration at low temperatures for 24 hours. The fermentation occurred in 10,000 litre vats with temperature control, not exceeding 28oC. After the fermentation the wine stayed in a prolonged maceration (cuvaison) for 15 days. The wine aged for 8 months in French and American oak barrels.


Wine analysis: 

Alcohol: 14% vol. / Total Acidity: 5,6 g/l / pH: 3,73

Colour:                          Dark Ruby

Tasting Notes:              With an intense rubi colour, this wine presents itself with a great concentration in the nose. Extremely rich aroma with predominance of red ripe frutis and some floral notes, well integrated with notes of spices coming from the ageing in French and American aok barrels. In the mouth it shows great complexity with notes of plums and blackberries. The finish is rich and elegant.