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.

Wine Type
75% Souzao, 15% Borracal and 10% Espadeiro
Grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks for 15 days. Aged on the lees for 4 months.

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

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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