Alcohol: 14,5%

Winery: Casa Santos Lima

Grapes: Merlot

Region: Lisboa

Winemaking/Vinification: Pressing after total destemming. Fermentation 10.000 litres vats, with pumping over system and temperature control at 28º-30º Celsius. Skin contact maceration and cap (submerged) for 28 days.

Ageing: Four to six months ageing in oak barrels.

Aroma: With blackcurrant and black berries aromas and some spiciness.

Tasting Notes: Having benefited from oak ageing, some sweet flavours are shown during tasting. This is a rich wine with a very soft and silky texture, rounded tannins and medium body.

Food pairing: Roast beef and green vegetables, lamb chops and gratin dauphinois.

Merlot Red 2010