Casa Santos Lima – Tarambola
A wine full of colour and aromatic intensity. In the nose notes of ripe red and black fruits are evident and are well balanced with some chocolate hints and liquorice. A flavoursome wine with a full body, structure and nice complexity. In the mouth notes of plums and blackberries are combined with notes of spices coming from the ageing in French and American oak barrels. The aftertaste is long and persistent.
The grapes, previously destemmed, went through a pre-fermentative maceration at low temperatures for 24 hours. The fermentation occurred in 10,000 litre vats with temperature control, not exceeding 28ºC. After the fermentation the wine stayed in a prolonged maceration (cuvaison) for 15 days. The wine aged for 8 months in French and American oak barrels.