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Casa Santos Lima Winner of the "Prémio Nacional de Agricultura 2016"

Casa Santos Lima distinguished in the category "Companies" (Empresas)

A big day for Casa Santos Lima! We have just won the "Prémio Nacional de Agricultura 2016" in the Category "Empresas"! A great distinction given by the "Banco BPI" and "Cofina" with the goal of promoting, incentivize and award the best examples of Portugese agriculture. To all who work every day to make Casa Santos Lima a major national producer and to all of our Clients which make our growth a reality, a very big thank you!

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Colossal Reserva Red 2014 – 91 Points and Smart Buy - Wine Spectator

Red from the Lisbon Region excites the North American magazine tasters

The prestigious North American publication “Wine Spectator” loved the new vintage of our Lisbon red “Colossal Reserva”. It earned 91 points and the “Smart Buy” distinction, only given to wines that offer a great quality/price ratio! Here is the magazine’s tasting review: “Creamy, with plentiful ripe raspberry, red plum and milk chocolate flavours, this medium to full-bodied red is marked by spice and mineral details through the velvety finish. Drink now through 2019”

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Diogo Sepúlveda Considered the Best Young Winemaker 2016

Casa Santos Lima’s winemaker with a fantastic distinction in the “Prémios W”

Great news!! Our winemaker Diogo Sepúlveda has just been recognized as the “Best Young Winemaker 2016 Portugal” by the “Prémios W” created by the acclaimed wine journalist and critic, Aníbal Coutinho! An amazing and very much deserved award for someone so young and talented as Diogo who has been giving so much to Casa Santos Lima! This distinction is even more special when we consider the quality of the other young wigmakers that were also nominated for this category: António Maçanita (Maçanita Vinhos); Diogo Campilho (Quinta da Lagoalva); Frederico Vilar Gomes (Companhia das Quintas); Hugo Chaves (Quinta de Lemos); Luís Coelho (Prats & Symington); Luís Leocádio (Quinta do Cardo); Luís Patrão (Herdade dos Coelheiros); Luís Simões (Família Horácio Simões); Nuno Gonzalez (Herdade da Malhadinha).

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"CSL Reserva, Red" Clinches Another Gold Medal

Wine from the Lisboa Regiona shines in the prestigious and demanding “International Wine Challenge (Tranche 1) 2017”

Another magnificent medal given to our wine “Casa Santos Lima Reserva, Tinto 2013”! This time it was won in the competition many consider the most challenging and prestigious of the World, the “International Wine Challenge 2017”. Very few wines manage to win a Gold Medal in this competition and it is truly great to be a part of this small elite. Moreover this wine has also won another 3 gold medals and 90 points given by the prestigious North-American publication “Wine Enthusiast”!

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“Al-Ria” Shines amongst Wines from the Whole World in Tasting Organized by the Biggest Belgium Newspaper

Wine from the Algarve tops 100 wines with the highest score possible

It is with great honour that we announce that our “Al-Ria, Red 2015” (IGP Algarve) had the highest score amongst 100 wines from the whole world in a tasting promoted by the biggest newspaper in Belgium! This tasting was organized by the “Het Laatste Nieuws” (1 million readers per day) and was published this month in their special wine supplement. The tasting compared the wines selected by the 7 biggest supermarkets chains in Belgium for their respective promotional wine fairs and it ended being our Algarve wine that achieved the ONLY highest score possible of “5 glasses” (scores from 1 to 5 glasses)! This achievement is even greater when we consider that the “Al-Ria” was the red with the lowest price of all the other ones tasted! Once more another serious proof of all the quality and value of Portuguese wines!

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Matt Kramer’s Favourite Rosé

Renowned Wine Spectator journalist Matt Kramer places “Portuga” Rosé at the top of his preferences

With a career of over 40 years, the North-American journalist Matt Kramer is considered one of the most influential wine critics in the World and has been writing regularly for Wine Spectator since 1985. In his last article he wrote about his personal preferences about wines that are currently available in the market. Matt Kramer admitted that at the moment, rosé is the style of wine that he is prefers the most and places Casa Santos Lima’s wine “Portuga” as his top pick: “My current favorite is a Portuguese rosé called Portuga from the producer Casa Santos Lima. A watermelon-hued blend of two indigenous grape varieties, Castelão and Camarate, it’s dry, savory and you get change from a $10 bill. What’s not to like?” Yet another great reference in international publications about Portuguese wines and Casa Santos Lima.

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"Lisbon Vineyard Park" Soon to Open its Doors

An entourage of Presidents of various Lisbon Region Counties visited the “Lisbon Vineyard Park”

On the past 6th of June under blue sunny skies, an entourage of Presidents of various Lisbon Region Counties visited the “Lisbon Vineyard Park”. Fernando Medina, Lisbon City Council’s Mayor, praised the creation of the park: “With the park, Medina believes that there will start to exist a strong connection between the production side and Lisbon’s strongest power, promotion”. The park will open its doors to visitors in September after a period of construction started in the summer of 2014. We remind you that this park was created after the establishment of a protocol between the Municipal Council of the City of Lisbon and Casa Santos Lima, as a part of a strategy of investment and growth of the biodiversity and organization of the city of Lisbon green areas. This park also has a high pedagogical interest as it serves to promote wine culture in general and the status of Lisbon as an excellent wine producing Region. In this vineyard, around 2 hectares of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Arinto grapes were planted on clay and limestone soils. This a unique space of the capital of Portugal where great soil characteristics and sun exposition conditions are combined, allowing its visitors to have a close experience with the vineyards’ life cycle.

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Casa Santos Lima Produces The Best Wine of The Algarve Region

Al-Ria Reserva considered the best wine of the Algarve

The results of the ninth edition of the “Wines of the Algarve Challenge” have already been published and the news could not be better for us. The great winner of the challenge was our Al-Ria Reserva which received the great distinction Grand Gold Medal and “Best Wine of the Algarve”! The IX Wines of the Algarve Challenge took place at the Convento de São José, in Lagoa and was open to whites, reds and roses. The jury was formed by Portuguese sommeliers who gave 25 medals to 81 wines present from 20 different wine producers. The number of entries set a new record. We remind you that, this year, this wine already won another 2 Gold medals and 1 double gold and was awarded with 90 Points “Best Buy” by the prestigious north-American “Wine Enthusiast”.

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