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Incognito among the ‘World’s Top Ten Best’ Syrah du Monde

Friday May 20th, 2016

Cortes de Cima once again brings Portugal into the Top Ten World’s Best Syrah with our Incognito 2012. Syrah du Monde is an international competition pitting Syrah/Shiraz wines from all around the world against each other. The first time Portugal entered this elite list of the Worlds Top Syrah was in 2012 with our Homenagem […] Continue reading →



Cortes de Cima Branco 2014 ganhou Grande Ouro no Concurso Vinhos de Portugal 2016

Monday May 16th, 2016

Cortes de Cima Branco 2014 – Medalha Grande Ouro Cortes de Cima Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – Medalha Prata Cortes de Cima Syrah 2013 – Medalha Prata Continue reading →



Launch of the New Cortes de Cima Rosé 2015

Wednesday May 4th, 2016

After a few years of being out of the rose game, we are thrilled to announce we are back in it! Our Cortes de Cima Rosé presents itself as your perfect summer partner! Crafted from pressing and fermenting early picked Aragonez (Tempranillo) and Merlot together, it is all about delicacy and lightness, as the pale […] Continue reading →



Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
 – Latest Reviews (Issue #224)

Tuesday May 3rd, 2016

90 points – Cortes de Cima Sauvignon Blanc 2015 “This was sourced from the winery’s relatively new coastal vineyards (three kilometers from the sea). The winery’s quest to make fine Sauvignon continues this year and there isn’t much to complain about these days. Showing fine solidity for the grape and style, this is aromatically restrained […] Continue reading →



Launch of a new look Courela 2014

Monday May 2nd, 2016

Meet our new look Courela 2014! It sports an attractive, new label and is now certified under the regional appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano. With intense ruby colours and attractive ripe berry character, a fresh and young wine that is ready for immediate drinking. 45% Aragonez (Tempranillo), 45% Syrah and 10% Touriga Nacional No barrel aging Read full Vintage Note here Continue reading →



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Chaminé Branco

Vintage
2015
Type
White wine
AVIN
AVIN9816241237225
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
2014
Type
White wine
AVIN
AVIN8999966371229
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
2014
Type
White wine
AVIN
AVIN2702340828365
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.

Alvarinho

Vintage
2014
Type
White wine
AVIN
AVIN6512664598860
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Alvarinho

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A 100% Alvarinho 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.

Cortes de Cima Rosé

Vintage
2015
Type
Rosé
AVIN
AVIN7750619027969
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Aragonez, Merlot

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Crafted from pressing and fermenting early picked Aragonez (Tempranillo) and Merlot together, it is all about delicacy and lightness.

Courela

Vintage
2014
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN6071657592778
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
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 Tinto

Vintage
2014
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN2848967230782
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 Tinto

Vintage
2012
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN6272659115167
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
2013
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN6228917761874
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
2012
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN7488462102327
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
2013
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN7077130386833
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
2011
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN9040018075462
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
2011
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN7006673549283
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Syrah, Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Petit Verdot

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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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