Lima Vinho Verde
Encostas do Lima
Portugal - Vinho Verde   

Vinho Verde - "green wine" - hails from Northern Portugal. Vinho Verde is comprised of nine sub-regions along the Douro Valley - these 9 areas each have their own unique microclimate, though they are all generally wet & rainy (thanks to the Douro & Minho rivers) and feature granite soils.

Vinho Verde makes up 30% of Portugal's wine production. These wines are characterized by a zippy acidity, low alcohol and light fizz. Most Vinho Verde wines are meant to be consumed young, in the first 18 months. 

Lima Vinho Verde is a Meio Seco (off-dry) type of wine. It is a blend of mostly Loureiro (a close match to Riesling), Trajadura and Arinto. It shows interesting aromas of stone fruit, lime, juicy green apple and crisp pear. Fresh, juicy & lively with a touch of spritz. An incredible value for year-round drinking. 

Wine Type
90% Loureiro, 5% Trajadura and 5% Arinto
Soil type
Granite and Schiste
Fermented in stainless steel (no oak).
41,666 (9-liter cases)

Best as an aperitif or with seafood. Also delicious with poultry and veal.

Reviews and News

Lima Vinho Verde - GREAT VALUE - WP

Lima Vinho Verde - GREAT VALUE - WP

wplogo"This is labeled “medium dry,” but don’t let that deter you. Any sweetness is barely perceptible against the racy acidity and flavors and peaches, nectarines and limes. The blend is loureiro and trajadura. This winery makes two terroir-themed wines labeled Granite and Schist, reflecting the dominant soils of the region. They are worth seeking out."

- Washington Post (June 2023), Great Value - 2.5 stars


2020 Lima Vinho Verde - 90 PTS - W&S

2020 Lima Vinho Verde - 90 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"A fruit-driven style of Vinho Verde, this emphasizes its pineapple, mango and papaya flavors, like a fruit salsa with a little salinity at the edge. Concentrated and pleasantly sweet, for grilled fish."

- Wine & Spirits Magazine (August 2021), 90 pts


2018 Lima Vinho Verde - 88 PTS & BEST BUY - W&S

2018 Lima Vinho Verde - 88 PTS & BEST BUY - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"With the nutty richness of cashews and Macintosh apples at its core, this wine has developed some fusel-oil character with a year in bottle. It’s supple and ready to drink with pan-roasted sole. - Joshua Greene."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (Year’s Best Vinho Verdes, August 2020), 88 pts & Best Buy


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