Awards

Korea Wine Challenge 20142014 Korean Wine Challenge Logo

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014IWSC - Logo

Concurso de Azeite Virgem – Feira Nacional de Olivicultura 2014Medalha de Ouro - OlivoMoura 2014

Concurso Nacional de Azeites 2014

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014

International Wine Challenge 2014

Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2014CMS2014

Challenge International du Vin 2014CIV

Vinalies Paris 2014

Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Award 2014Sakura Japan Women's Wine Award

Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition 2013

tempranillos_oro11Tempranillos al Mundo 2013

Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013

Korea Wine Challenge 2013

Decanter World Wine Awards 2013

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013

Syrah du Monde France 2013

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013

International Wine Challenge 2013

Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition 2013

Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition 2012

Vinitaly 2012

Decanter Asia Wine Awards China 2012

XIX Concorso “LEONE D’ORO” Dei Mastri Oleari – Italy 2012

International Wine Challenge 2012

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012

Decanter World Wine Awards 2012

“ARMONIA” – Prémio Alma

Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2012

Top Ten Best Syrah du Monde 2012

Syrah du Monde France 2012

Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition 2012

Vinalies Paris 2012

Bacchus International Wine Competition 2012

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011

International Wine Challenge 2011

Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2011

Challenge International du Vin 2011

Vinitaly 2011

Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition 2011

Vinalies Paris 2011

Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition 2010

Vinalies China 2010

International Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2010

International Wine Challenge – UK 2010iwc1

Challenge Intl. du Vin – Bordeaux 2010civ

XIX Concorso “LEONE D’ORO” Dei Mastri Oleari – Italy 2010

Mario Solinas Quality Award - Spain 2009mario-solinas

International Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2009iwsc2009

International Wine Challenge – UK 2009iwc1

Concours Mondial du Vin – Brussels 2009

Challenge Intl. du Vin – Bordeaux 2009civ

Vinitaly 2009 Concorso Enologico Internazionalevinitaly

Berliner Wein Trophy – Germany 2009berliner-wein-trophy

Vinalies Internationales – France 2009viniales

International Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2008

  • Portuguese Wine Producer Trophy

International Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2008

AWCvienna – Austria 2008

Mundus Vini – Germany 2008

International Wine Challenge – UK 2008

International Wine Challenge

San Francisco International Wine Competition 2008

Decanter World Wine Awards – GB 2008

Syrah du Monde – France 2008

Concours Mondial du Vin – Brussels 2008

Challenge Intl. du Vin – Bordeaux 2008

Vinitaly 2008 Concorso Enologico Internazionale

PROVA INTERNACIONAL “TOP 10 DE VINHOS PORTUGUESES” – Essência do Vinho

Vinalies Internationales – France 2008

Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition 2008

Previous years

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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
2012
Type
White wine
AVIN
AVIN1253068718588
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
2012
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN8238219200443
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
2010
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN5643201457638
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Producer
Cortes de Cima
Varietals
Syrah

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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
2008
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN1005369110994
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
2009
Type
Red wine
AVIN
AVIN0599463793654
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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