Located in Alenquer, some 40 km north of Lisbon, Casa Santos Lima produces quaffable, value-driven wines of excellent caliber. This wine is from a small area called the Monte das Promessas, composed of 7 gently sloping hills of young vines that range in altitude from 100-200m. Abundant sunshine during the day, cool and fresh nights, with temperatures moderated by the nearby Atlantic Ocean. Varietals, Castelão, Syrah, Touria France and Cabernet Sauvignon. Soil: Clay and limestone. Vineyard age: 9 years. Vinification: Pressing after total destemming. Fermentation with natural yeast and temperature control. Skin contact maceration and submerged cap for 28 days. Malolactic fermentation, no fining, natural yeast. 3 to 4 months aging in oak barrels. Tasting notes: Juicy red fruit and blueberries with a touch of tannin at the finish.