Casa Santos Lima was founded by Joaquim Santos Lima, who, by the turn of 19th century, was among the greatest producers and exporters of Portuguese wines. Maria Jo?o Santos Lima and Jos? Lu?s Santos Lima Oliveira da Silva, granddaughter and great grandson of the founder, have been leading Casa Santos Lima since 1990, replanting most of the vines and modernizing all its productive structure. The vineyards are distributed by several Estates (Quintas): Quinta da Boavista, Quinta de Bons-Ventos, Quinta das Setencostas, Quinta da Espiga, Quinta do Esp?rito Santo, Quinta do Figo, Quinta do Vale Perdido and Quinta das Amoras, covering a total area of nearly 290 ha. The vineyards in gentle slopes with altitudes between 100 and 220 meters benefit from an excellent sun exposition and a climate slightly tempered by the nearby Atlantic Ocean.
With an intense ruby colour, this wine presents itself with a great concentration in the nose. Extremely rich aroma with predominance of red ripe fruits and some floral notes, well integrated with notes of spices coming from the aging in French and American oak barrels. In the mouth it shows great complexity with notes of plums and blackberries. The finish is rich and elegant.