Lima Vinho Verde Granite
Encostas do Lima
Portugal - Vinho Verde   

This special project from the Adega Ponte de Lima highlights the diverse soils of the Vinho Verde region. Made from 100% Loureiro grapes, both the Granite and Schist varieties boast a crisp acidity and expressive minerality.
The vineyards are 12.40 miles apart. Elevation is 70-190 meters above Sea Level (both locations), Slope at both locations 25-30 %.
Granite Soil comes from the North Bank of the Lima Vineyard (Northern Portugal).

Lima Vinho Verde Granite displays intense floral aromas with great freshness and more accentuated minerality.

Wine Type
100% Loureiro
Age of vines
10-20 years
Soil type
Granitic soil
Manual harvest. Fermented at 17°C (62°F) with the help of inoculated active dry yeasts (saccharomyces cerevisiae) that works the best with Vinho Verde. Stirring of the lees (batonnage). No oak. 7 grams per liter residual sugar (0.7%)
500 (9-liter cases)

Sushi, fish, seafood, cheeses and salads.

Reviews and News

2020 Lima Vinho Verde Granite - EXCELLENT - WP

2020 Lima Vinho Verde Granite - EXCELLENT - WP

wplogo"Lean and focused, the Granite version of this vinho verde seems focused on the earth — or the rock — while the Schist tastes more of flowers and fruit reaching for the sun. Aside from showing how geology influences a wine’s flavor, it’s a delightful patio sipper and a good choice for those relaxing days when lunch isn’t just a sandwich hastily scarfed at our desks. - Dave McIntyre"

- The Washington Post (May 2021), ** EXCELLENT - GREAT VALUE


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