Text Bruno Mendes
Founded in the XIX century by Joaquim Santos Lima, the Casa Santos Lima has always been a family business. Nowadays, and since 1990, Maria Santos Lima and José Santos Lima manage the company, and it was them who started the process of modernizing the production structure and replanting most of the vineyards.
It is a property consisting of contiguous Quintas totaling around 290 hecatares, among them are the Quinta da Boavista, Quinta das Setencostas, Quinta de Bons-Ventos, Quinta da Espiga, Quinta das Amoras, Quinta do Vale Perdido, Quinta do Figo and Quinta do Espírito Santo.
In these Quintas are planted around 50 different grape varieties, national and international, and some with an experimental nature. For example, in the whites are planted the Arinto, Fernão Pires, Moscatel, Rabo-de-Ovelha, Seara Nova e Vital, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and in the reds the Alfrocheiro, Camarate, Castelão, Preto Martinho, Sousão, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Miúda, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira, Alicante-Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah.
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