Lima Vinho Verde 2015

This Vinho Verde is named for the legendary Lima River that originates in Ourense, Spain. During Roman times, solders avoided this river as it was said to be the incarnation of Lethe in Hades, a river from which the dead drank to forget their earthly lives. Today grapevines flourish along its banks, among them the flavorful Loureiro that composes the Lima Vinho Verde. Cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks creates a wine with excellent acidity and a freshness that is anything but forgettable.

Tasting Notes

Pale lemon yellow in color with aromas of lemon, lime, and laurel with subtler notes of green apple and minerality. On the palate the wine is elegant and engaging with mouth-filling flavors of citrus fruits, juicy green apple, and crisp pear with a zesty acidity that leads to a good long finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with shellfish, ceviche, and grilled chicken salad, or just enjoy it as an easy-to-drink white wine.

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
1993
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2011
Bottles produced of this wine
100,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Loureiro
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tank
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10-15 days
Fermentation temperature
61-64 °F
Maceration technique
Cold Soak Maceration
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks

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