This special project from the Adega Ponte de Lima highlights the diverse soils of the Vinho Verde region. Made from 100% Loureiro grapes, both the Granite and Schist varieties boast a crisp acidity and expressive minerality.
The vineyards are 12.40 miles apart. Elevation is 70-190 meters above Sea Level (both locations), Slope at both locations 25-30 %.
Schist Soil and wine comes from the South Side of the Lima River (Northern Portugal).
Lima Schist Vinho Verde displays subtle yet more complex aromas. Full bodied, persistent and engaging.
“The Schist, like its sibling, Granite, is a light and refreshing white wine in the style of Portugal’s vinho verde, with a little extra intensity than the category is known for. The Schist is expansive on the nose and palate, with creamy texture and fragrant flavors of orange blossom and mango. – Dave McIntyre”
– The Washington Post (May 2021), ** EXCELLENT – GREAT VALUE