Casa Santos Lima 2014 “Colossal” Red Wine (91WS)

Casa Santos Lima 2014 “Colossal” Red Wine (91WS)

  • Size: 750ml
  • Item Code: 763955681136
  • Vintage: 2014
$11.99 Regular: $14.39
“Colossal” is defined by something gigantic in place and time. Made from selected grapes grown in wide and beautiful areas of Casa Santos Lima vineyards, this full bodied blend of Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Tinta Roriz and Alicante Bouschet features intense color with ripe black fruit and spicy flavors, well balanced with smooth tannins and a long, full and pleasant finish.” (WS)

Most of Casa Santos Lima’s estates are located in Alenquer, 45km north of Lisbon, in a region where wine production is centuries old and the typical rural landscapes are gifted with enormous beauty. The vineyards are planted in gentle slopes with altitudes between 100 and 220 meters benefiting from an excellent sun exposition and a climate slightly tempered by the nearby Atlantic Ocean, 25 km away from the property. This is one of the richest wine regions due to the diversity of grape varieties, type of soils and climate. The fresh summer nights and gentle winters are a key factor for the production of quality grapes. The maritime influence contributes for the production of wines with a nice acidity, a very typical characteristic from this region. The soils are mainly clay and limestone, from the Superior Jurassic period and show numerous examples of maritime fossils, as well as vestiges of dinosaurs (Apatosaurus alenquerensis).

Ratings and Awards

  • 91 Wine Spectator