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2015 International Wine & Spirit Competition

Tuesday May 26th, 2015

The results from this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015, London. Cortes de Cima Aragonez 2012 Silver Medal Cortes de Cima Petit Verdot 2011 Silver Medal Cortes de Cima Touriga Nacional 2012 Silver Medal Cortes de Cima 2012 Bronze Medal Continue reading →



Portuguese Red Trophy for Touriga Nacional 2012 at the IWC 2015

Tuesday May 19th, 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 →



International Wine Challenge 2015 Results

Tuesday May 19th, 2015

The International Wine Challenge London 2015 #IWC results -  Portugal Red Trophy - Cortes de Cima Touriga Nacional 2012 Alentejo Trophy - Cortes de Cima Touriga Nacional 2012 Gold Medal - Cortes de Cima Touriga Nacional 2012 Silver Medal - Cortes de Cima Syrah 2012 Silver Medal - Cortes de Cima Aragonez 2012 Silver Medal - Cortes de Cima Trincadeira 2013 Silver Medal - Cortes de Cima Reserva 2011 Bronze Medal - Cortes […] Continue reading →



2015 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Wednesday May 13th, 2015

1 Gold and 5 Silvers from this year’s Concours Mondial de Bruxelles! Chaminé Tinto 2013 – Gold Medal Chaminé Branco 2013 – Silver Medal Cortes de Cima Branco 2013 – Silver Medal Cortes de Cima Tinto 2012 – Silver Medal Cortes de Cima Aragonez 2012 – Silver Medal Cortes de Cima Touriga Nacional 2012 – […] Continue reading →



Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
 – Latest Reviews (Issue 218)

Friday May 8th, 2015

“Cortes de Cima’s submissions this issue are very well done. Their Tintos and Brancos were at the top of their game for the most part. I found myself saying “this may be their best yet” on most of them. It is generally a well-priced collection, too. They are well worth a look. You pretty much can’t […] Continue reading →



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Chaminé Branco

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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


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

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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

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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

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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

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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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