About Las Lilas
The Las Lilas vineyards are nestled between the Lima and Vez rivers, in the Vinho Verde wine region of Portugal. Almost half of the 34 acres of vineyards are planted with old vines (> 25 years old). Las Lilas' winemaker, José Oliveira has been working in the region for almost 20 years.
Literally meaning "green wine", the Vinho Verde name actually refers to it being a wine usually drunk "young." A cooler climate and granitic soil lead to fresh, light wines with good acidity. The Las Lilas wines’ low alcohol content and slight effervescence make them excellent as an aperitif, or for an afternoon spent in the backyard.
Alvarinho is considered to be Portugal’s finest white wine grape and was one of the first varietals to be bottled as a single vineyard. The grapes used to make Lindeza are raised in sunny vineyards with granitic soils and cooling Atlantic breezes. The grapes are carefully selected, put through a cold pre-maceration and are allowed to rest on the lees for 3 months, with regular batonnage. The result is an elegant, balanced wine which can be enjoyed immediately or allowed to age.