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Confidencial Reserva at the top by the Washington Post

Confidencial Reserva is one of the best bargains according to journalist Dave McIntyre from the Washington Post.

Our red wine “Confidencial Reserva 2013” was named as one of the best buys in 2017 by the Washington Post. It was the only Portuguese wine in this list with 12 wines. Confidencial Reserva appears at the 3rd position. Being according to the writer an excellent value wine. This wine is made with a blend of national and international varieties being available from the United States until Taiwan.

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Top 100 Best Wines 2017 - Wine Spectator

Colossal Reserva in a magnificient 60th place in the most important ranking in the world

Colossal! Every year tens of thousands wines from all over the world are tasted and review by the most influent wine publication, the North-American “Wine Spectator”. At the end of each year a Top-100 list with the best is revealed. We have the honour to announce that our “Colossal Reserva, Red 2015” was placed at 60th on the list of the most exciting wines of the year! If you have not tried it yet, this will be the best time to do it!

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Casa Santos Lima is the 2nd Most Awarded Winery of the World in 2017

Another spectacular accomplishment on the “World Raking of Wines & Spirits”

Casa Santos Lima has the pleasure to inform that it finished the year as the 2nd Most Awarded Winery of World 2017 according to the “WRW&S” (World Ranking of Wines & Spirits). This prestigious worldwide association bases its rankings, first started in 1996, in the prizes won by each producer out of 80 international wine competitions, organized throughout the year. For this ranking more than 700,000 wines were counted. In addition to this magnificent achievement, some of Casa Santos Lima wines in particular also received great honours. In the Top-5 of the Red Blends (wines made from more than one grape variety), there are no more no less than 3 Casa Santos Lima wines. In the 1st position appears the Alentejano “Valcatrina”, in the 3rd position the wine from the Lisboa Region “Colossal Reserva” and closing the Top-5, the Algarve wine “Al-Ria”. However our white wines also had a chance to shine. In the 1st position of the Top-5 white blends, none other than our Douro wine “Quinta de Porrais”, vinified, produced and sold by Casa Santos Lima in partnership with the “Sociedade Agrícola Quinta de Porrais”. Regarding the general countries’ classification, Portugal finished the year in a great 6th position only behind Australia (5th), Italy (4th), Spain (3rd), United States (2nd) and France (1st) and in front of South Africa (9th), Argentina (8th) and Chile (7th). A tremendous accolade for Portugal and for all its wine producers that show once again that in blind tastings, their wines are at the same level as the very best produced worldwide. To find out more about these ranking please visit:

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Four Grand Gold Medals - Concurso de Vinhos de Portugal 2017

Casa Santos Lima Gold Medallists are from the regions of Lisboa and Alentejo.

Casa Santos Lima was awarded with four Grand Gold medals, in the 2017 edition of Concurso de Vinhos de Portugal. Our awarded wines were 2 wines from Lisboa ("Quinta Vista 2015" and "Touriz 2013") and 2 wines from Alentejo ("Quid Pro Quo 2015" and "Fortíssimo 2015"). The wines awarded with the Gold Medal have a guaranteed presence in international events such as ProWine Shanghai, Vinexpo Bordeaux and Campus Hamburg. The awards ceremony was held last Friday night at Pousada do Convento de Arraiolos and was attended by more than 110 national and international experts. In the event 341 medals were awarded.

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Casa Santos Lima – Great Performance at the “Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2017”

With a total of 26 medals won, it was the most awarded Portuguese producer

With a total of 26 medals won, of which 16 Gold medals and including 3 Grand Gold that appear as the maximum possible distinction, Casa Santos Lima was the most awarded Portuguese producer at the prestigious Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2017. The highlight goes to the 3 Grand Gold medals won with the wines "Quinta do Espírito Santo Reserva, Red 2013 – Vinho Regional Lisboa", "Al-Ria Reserva, Red 2105 - Vinho Regional Algarve " and "Rebelde, Red 2015 – Vinho Regional Alentejano ". The 24th edition of the "Concours Mondial Bruxelles" took place on the 5th , 6th and 7th May in Valladolid, Spain. There were about 320 journalists, buyers, sommeliers and winemakers who gathered to evaluate more than 9,000 wines from 50 countries.

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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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