Casa Santos Lima (Portugal)

Joya Red

Grapes                      Castelão, Touriga Franca, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah

Region                       Vinho Regional Lisboa, 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. Four months of ageing in oak barrels

Tasting Notes            With an intense aroma, this wine presents red ripe fruits and cinnamon notes.  Well balanced and with smooth tannins, in the mount it shows a light and long persistency. With wooden notes it has a complex finish.

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).