Lima Vinho Verde 2015

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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.

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:
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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