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Lima Vinho Verde Rose
Encostas do Lima
Portugal - Vinho Verde   

This beautiful, lightly spritzy, strawberry-colored rosé comes from 75% Souzao, 15% Borracal, and 10% Espadeiro:

  • Souzao (or Sousao or Vinhao) is a Portuguese wine grape used in the production of port wine. While originating in the Minho regions, it is used primarily in Australia, California and South Africa. In Portugal, it is also an authorized planting in the Douro, and Dão-Lafões area (Vinho do Dão). The grape is known for the deep color it produces in a wine as well as its coarse and raisiny taste.
  • Borracal, also known as Caiño tinto, is a red Galician wine grape variety that is also grown in Portugal's Vinho Verde wine region. In Spain, it is a permitted variety in the DO's of Rias Baixas and Ribeiro, where it produces highly perfumed wines with noticeable tartness and high acidity.
  • Espadeiro is a red Portuguese wine grape planted primarily in the Minho region for making Vinho Verde. It is also grown across the border, in Galicia, Spain, where it is used to make light bodied wines.

This Vinho Verde Rose has a bright pink color, fresh aromas of strawberry and raspberry along with subtle notes of citrus. The palate indicates a youthful but elegant, well-balanced and fresh wine with a long, lingering finish.

Specifications
Wine Type
Rosé
Varietal(s)
75% Souzao, 15% Borracal and 10% Espadeiro
Vinification
Grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks for 15 days. Aged on the lees for 4 months.
Pairings

Quite versatile food wine. Great with Portuguese dishes, such as tapenade, grilled fish or grilled shrimp. It is also excellent as an aperitif, on its own.

Reviews and News

2019 Lima Vinho Verde Rose - GOLD MEDAL - International Wine Challenge 2020

2019 Lima Vinho Verde Rose - GOLD MEDAL - International Wine Challenge 2020

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2019 Lima Vinho Verde Rose - 88 PTS - JD

2019 Lima Vinho Verde Rose - 88 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2019 Vinho Verde Rose is a refreshing, crisp rosé that offers a blast of strawberry and raspberry fruits to go with bright acidity, medium-bodied richness, and solid kiss of carbonation that keeps it lively and refreshing. Drink it over the coming summer months."

- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2020), 88 pts

 

2019 Lima Vinho Verde Rose - 88 PTS - IWR

2019 Lima Vinho Verde Rose - 88 PTS - IWR

i winereview logo"Very pale oeil-de-perdrix. With a nose of rosewater and red cherry skin, this rosé from the Minho region of Portugal is on the lighter end of the rosé spectrum. With a slightly spritzy mouth feel, it offers faint watermelon and cherry flavors on a light weight palate. The perfect sipping rosé to have by the pool on a hot summer day; serve with ice and a sprig of mint for a refreshing wine cooler. 75% Souzão, 15% Borracal and 10% Espadeiro aged on the lees for 4 months. The Adega de Lima is a cooperative of about two thousand growers located in Portugal’s oldest town, the charming Ponte de Lima. Fernando Lemos Gonçalves de Lima and Rita da Silva Araujo are the winemakers. - Don WINKLER"

- i-winereview.com (2019 Vintage Rosés from Around the World, June 2020), 88 pts

 

2016 Lima Vinho Verde Rose - 87 PTS - JD

2016 Lima Vinho Verde Rose - 87 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2016 Vinho Verde Rosé is solid, with lots of bright cherry and raspberry fruit, an herbal undertone and a clean, dry, delicious style. Drink it over the coming summer months. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Jeb Dunnuck (2017 Rosé Round Up, September 4th 2017), 87 pts

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2015 Lima Vinho Verde Rose - 87 PTS - WA

2015 Lima Vinho Verde Rose - 87 PTS - WA

wa300"A refreshing, fruit forward, juicy effort that has a touch of effervescence, the 2015 Rose offers tons of ripe red fruits, flowers and spice in a medium-bodied, supple, ever so slighty off dry style. It will be incredibly versatile on the dinner table, and the sweetness will allow it to handle spicier foods as well. Drink it over the coming summer months. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2016), 87 pts

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