Portugal, Lisbon. Vintage: 2017. Until 1974, Portuguese wines were kept under lock and key. But then - the country's authoritarian political regime ended, and the doors were thrown open to its treasure chest of indigenous grapes and winemaking traditions.
Since then, Portuguese wines have slowly been gaining popularity - and Casa Santos Lima are partly to thank. It's a family winery - with global ambitions: to share their love of distinctly Portuguese wines with the world.
For their efforts, they've won 'Portuguese National Producer of the Year' a whopping five times. And no wonder. Big. Bold. Black-fruity. This is a powerful, flavoursome blend of Portuguese grapes, full of plum, blackberry and vanilla. It's delicious with rustic meat dishes like casseroles.
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