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Launch of Touriga Nacional 2012 – first since 2008!

Thursday April 2nd, 2015

“Seductive aromas of dark berries, with complex floral notes. Intense fruit on a firm, well structured palate, a good acidity with a persistent finish.” Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales 2015 Our first release of a 100% Touriga Nacional single-varietal bottling since the double Gold Medal winner Touriga Nacional 2008. Full Vintage note here. Continue reading →



Cortes de Cima Tinto 2011 – 92 W&S

Wednesday March 25th, 2015

“Hans-Kristian and Carrie Jorgensen settled in Vidigueira, where they took on a 925-acre farm in 1988. The area’s soils are more acidic than most parts of Alentejo, producing wines with a perception of freshness, like this estate-grown blend of aragonez and syrah, with small amounts of touriga nacional, petit verdot, alicante bouschet and cabernet. The […] Continue reading →



Gold and Silver from Mundus Vini 2015

Sunday March 8th, 2015

Results now in from  Mundus Vini 2015 (Springtasting) - Gold Medal – Cortes de Cima Reserva 2011 Silver Medal – Cortes de Cima Branco 2013 Silver Medal – Cortes de Cima Petit Verdot 2011 Continue reading →



Cortes de Cima Branco 2013 wins white wine trophy in Paris

Friday March 6th, 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 →



Launch of Homenagem a Hans Christian Andersen 2011- “suitable for fairy stories”

Monday March 2nd, 2015

“A powerful wine with a dark side that’s very suitable for those fairy stories.” –  Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast  92 points (CELLAR SELECTION). 2 Silver Medals – IWSC 2014  and Challenge International du Vin 2014. 100% Syrah.  Full Vintage note here. Continue reading →



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Chaminé Branco

Vintage
2013
Type
White wine
AVIN
AVIN9011343222630
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Antão Vaz, Viogner, Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc

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Herbaceous crispness with a final burst of acidity.
A blend of local and international varieties from our cool Alentejan Atlantic coastal vineyards.

Cortes de Cima Branco

Vintage
2013
Type
White wine
AVIN
AVIN0697412422591
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Alvarinho, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc

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A barrel aged blend of local and international varieties grown on our cool Atlantic coastal vineyards and in the warmer Alentejan interior.

Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage
2013
Type
White wine
AVIN
AVIN0747209937538
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Sauvignon Blanc

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A 100% Sauvignon Blanc produced exclusively from grapes grown at our new coastal vineyards near Vila Nova de Milfontes on the Alentejan coast, 3 km from the Atlantic Ocean.

Courela

Vintage
2012
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN6659422379078
Country
Portugal
Region
Vinho
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Aragonez, Syrah, Touriga Nacional

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Fresh, light bodied and easy drinking. With intense ruby colours and attractive ripe berry character. A fresh and young wine that is ready for immediate drinking.

The name Courela originates from one of our vineyard plots – Courela dos Pageis, and translates as ‘a strip of cultivated land’.

Chaminé

Vintage
2013
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN5148108703418
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Aragonez, Syrah, Touriga Nacional

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This is our most popular wine, boasting a consistent track record. A juicy, ripe, easy drinking wine, bottled early, usually within 6 months of harvest time and without any oak ageing. Best drunk young, but will improve with short term cellaring. Mainly Aragonez (Tempranillo) and Syrah, blended with other Portuguese varieties.

The name Chaminé (pronounced: sha-min-E; translation: chimney) originates from one of our vineyard plots – Chaminé de Gião

Cortes de Cima

Vintage
2011
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN5337188430035
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Syrah, Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot

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Our flagship wine. Full bodied blend with ripe, silky tannins.

Syrah

Vintage
2012
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN1561325374720
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Syrah

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Ripe rich fruit with some earth and spice.
In 1991, we were the first ones to plant Syrah in the Alentejo, choosing rootstock from southern Rhone clones. Today, our range consists of 3 different 100% Syrah varietals.

Aragonez

Vintage
2011
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN8333534934179
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Aragonez

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Outstanding tannins with aromas of red berry fruits.

Known as Tempranillo in Spain, and Tinta Roriz in the north of Portugal. Always an elegant wine, it has richness with structure and outstanding tannins, which impart a good ageing ability.


Trincadeira

Vintage
2012
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN7243266122878
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Trincadeira

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One of the more common indigenous varieties in Southern Portugal, characterized by fruit, and low tannins.


Petit Verdot

Vintage
2010
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN4185313604506
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Petit Verdot

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Intense concentration, strong tannins, aromatic complexity with a refreshing natural acidity.

One of the ‘noble’ Bordeaux varieties. A late ripener, it is better suited for warmer climates, like Alentejo, where it can reach a good maturity, resulting in wines of intense concentration and color, strong tannins and aromatic complexity, while maintaining it’s freshness, thanks to it’ s ability to maintain it’s natural acidity.


Homenagem a Hans Christian Andersen

Homenagem a Hans Christian Andersen

Vintage
2011
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN2269442868083
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals

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A special commemorative 100% Syrah launched for the bicentennial of the Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. Elegant with a soft, long finish.

In 1991, we were the first ones to plant Syrah in the Alentejo, choosing rootstock from southern Rhone clones. Today, our range consists of 3 different 100% Syrah varietals. Starting with the entry level is our popular ‘Cortes de Cima Syrah’, which is bottled every vintage. Next, we move up a notch both in concentration and quality, to the mid-level range – ‘Homenagem a Hans Christian Andersen’, bottled in most vintages. We culminate at the top, with our reserve quality labeling, the iconic ‘Incógnito’, only bottled in exceptional years.


Touriga Nacional

Vintage
2012
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN8349817491031
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Touriga Nacional

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Lifted violet and dark berry fruit aromatics, elegant intense and long palate.

Best known as one of the 5 main varieties used for Port wine, further south here in the Alentejo it’s fruit develops a highly floral and aromatic character. It is a low producer, with both small bunches and berries.

Previous vintages have won numerous gold medals and trophies, including IWC Best Portuguese Red Trophy (2005), IWC Touriga Trophy (2003), and the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wine List (2002).


Incógnito

Vintage
2011
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN4713961381328
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Syrah

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Bold, superb balance and sumptuous finish. The mystery name refers to a time when Syrah was not permitted in Alentejo.


Reserva

Vintage
2009
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN6427214909051
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Aragonez, Syrah

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The top of the range, made only in exceptional years. Complex layers of fruit, long on the palate with solid tannins.

This is the star of our range, only produced in limited quantities and in exceptional years. A full bodied blend of Aragonez, Syrah and other Portuguese varieties, barrel aged for 12 months in new oak barrels. The wine is finely structured, with a feeling of restrained power.

Previous vintages have always scored +90 Parker Points.


Olive Oil

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Our Olive Oil is produced from our own olive trees, which are from the Portuguese variety, Cobrançosa, planted shortly after our arrival to Cortes de Cima in 1988. As with our vineyards, our olivegroves are accredited under a sustainable program called ‘Integrated Protection’, which limits and regulates the use of chemicals.


Vinegar

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Created from pure red wine from the Portuguese Touriga Nacional variety. Aged for 5 years in American oak barrels.


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