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The Winebow Group

Lima Vinho Verde 2012


Wine Description

This Vinho Verde is named for the legendary Lima River in Galicia. During Roman times, invading solders avoided this river as it was said to be the incarnation of Hades’ memory-erasing Lethe. Today, vines flourish along its banks, among them the Loureiro that composes Lima Vinho Verde. Cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks creates a wine with excellent acidity and a freshness that will be hard to forget. 

Tasting Notes

Pale lemon-yellow in color, aromas of lemongrass and Mediterranean herbs complement undertones of white tea and minerality. On the palate, crisp, zesty acidity and mouth-filling flavors of citrus fruits push a long, refreshing finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with shellfish, pulpo gallego, ceviche, or enjoy it as an easy-to-drink summer wine.

  • Vineyard & Production Info

    • Vineyard name: The Paço do Cardido vineyard
    • Vineyard size: 35 acres
    • Soil composition: Rocky
    • Training method: Espalier
    • Elevation: 330-560 feet
    • Vines/acre: 440
    • Yield/acre: 2.8 tons
    • Exposure: Southern
    • Year vineyard planted: 1982-1992
    • Harvest time: September
    • First vintage of this wine: 2011
    • Bottles produced of this wine: 150,000
  • Winemaking & Aging

    • Varietal composition: 100% Loureiro
    • Fermentation container: Stainless steel tank
    • Length of alcoholic fermentation: 10-15 days
    • Fermentation temperature: 61-64 °F
  • Analytical Data

    • Alcohol: 11.5 %
    • pH level: 3.2
    • Residual sugar: 5.0 g/L
    • Acidity: 6.0 g/L