Lima Vinho Verde Schist
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 %.
Schist Soil and wine comes from the South Side of the Lima River (Northern Portugal).

Lima Schist Vinho Verde displays subtle yet more complex aromas. Full bodied, persistent and engaging.

Wine Type
100% Loureiro
Age of vines
15 years average
Soil type
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)

Fatty fish, white meats and desserts.

Reviews and News

2023 Lima Vinho Verde Xisto - 90 PTS - JD

2023 Lima Vinho Verde Xisto - 90 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2023 Encostas Do Lima Xisto Vinho Verde comes all from schist soils and is based on 100% Loureiro,and it too was brought up all in tank. It has a touch more stone fruit, ripe lemon, and crushed stone notes in a more medium-bodied, round, supple style that's absolutely delicious. It's perfect for near term drinking."

- Jeb Dunnuck (Importer Highlight: Fran Kysela ; July 2024), 90 pts


2020 Lima Vinho Verde Schist - EXCELLENT - WP

2020 Lima Vinho Verde Schist - EXCELLENT - WP

wplogo"The Schist, like its sibling, Granite, is a light and refreshing white wine in the style of Portugal’s vinho verde, with a little extra intensity than the category is known for. The Schist is expansive on the nose and palate, with creamy texture and fragrant flavors of orange blossom and mango. - Dave McIntyre"

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


Producer Information: Encostas do Lima

Encostas do Lima is produced by the Adega Ponte de Lima. The Adega Ponte de Lima was founded in 1959. As its name suggests, it is located in beautiful Ponte ...
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