Portuguese Red Trophy for Touriga Nacional 2012 at the IWC 2015

Wednesday May 20th, 2015

Cortes de Cima Touriga Nacional 2012  has won the Portuguese Red Trophy and the Alentejo Trophy at the International Wine Challenge, London 2015, the exact same honour awarded to our 2005 vintage Touriga Nacional,  7 years ago at the same London competition. The year earlier, our Touriga Nacional 2003 also brought home a Trophy to Portugal, winning the Touriga Trophy at […] Continue reading →

Cortes de Cima Branco 2013 wins White Wine Trophy in Paris

Monday March 9th, 2015

Cortes de Cima Branco 2013 has won the White Wine Trophy at the Vinalies Internationales 2015 competition in Paris, achieving  the highest  scoring of all the 3500 wines (both red and white)  from around the world entered into the competition. Continue reading →

Vintage Report 2014 – an early start, an early end!

Tuesday December 9th, 2014

Synopsis: Nearly perfect growing conditions ended in a earlier than usual and compressed vintage due to late September rains. Whites are showing exciting promise, especially Sauvignon Blanc and Alvarinho from our Atlantic vineyards.  The early ripening red varieties, Aragonez and some Syrah parcels in particular, are showing some great varietal characters, something harder to achieve […] Continue reading →

Vintage 2014 – off to a good start!

Saturday August 30th, 2014

The winter of 2014 was dry and mild, with just a touch of frost. The start of the growing season was marred by unusual overcast and humid weather, putting our vineyard crew on high alert for mildew. Budbreak, flowering, and veraision have been on the early side, and would normally have given us reason to […] Continue reading →

A wine for fairy stories

Wednesday June 18th, 2014

Homenagem a Hans Christian Andersen 2011 - Wine Enthusiast -92 points  (Cellar Selection) Writer Hans Christian Andersen lived in Portugal for a short time and this is a homage from the Danish owner of Cortes de Cima. It’s a powerful wine with a dark side that’s very suitable for those fairy stories. Big tannins, black fruits and […] Continue reading →


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