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Cortes de Cima Alvarinho

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. 

Vintage 2015

Characterized by very favorable growing season conditions and led to one of the best vintages in recent years. Cold and dry winter, warm and dry summer, free of heat waves, dry September.

Vinification

Made entirely from Alvarinho grapes, grown sustainably in our own vineyards, on the Alentejan west coast, 3 km from the Atlantic Ocean. Harvested during the cool hours of the early morning, the grapes were destemmed and pressed, followed by settling at low temperatures for 24 hours. Fermented at controlled temperatures in tanks for 15 days and matured on fine lees, with regular stirring. Fined, filtered and bottled to maintain its clean, crisp flavours. Partially barrel aged and then blended to give balanced varietal fruit and oak complexity. Bottled, filtered in May 2016.

Our Winemaker's Comments

Toasty oak competing with tropical notes of lime and papaya and fresh mint. Elegant and intense,
with underlying acidity and a persistent finish.

Appelation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 100% Alvarinho
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection 

Total Acids: 6.4
Final pH: 3.06
Total Sugar: 0.5
Alcohol: 12,5%
Barrel Ageing: 25% volume was barrel aged for 6 months in French Oak

Total production: 3.700 bottles (75cl), grown, produced and bottled at the family estate.

Awards

Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge 2017

Ratings

90 – Robert Parker
90 – Wine Enthusiast
A Escolha da Imprensa - Prémio Escolha da Imprensa na Categoria de Vinho Brancos - Revista de Vinhos

Reviews

“Showing focus and finesse, simply caressing.” - 90 points - Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate, April 2017, Issue 230 – Mark Squires

“The relatively cool climate of the Atlantic coast of Alentejo is very conducive to the Alvarinho with its northern roots. This is a refreshing crisp, nervy wine full of both acidity and citrus flavors. There is a more tropical hint at the back of the wine to add richness.“ - 90 points - Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast

Track Record

2014 Vintage - 90 – Wine Enthusiast
2014 Vintage - Gold Medal – Mundus Vini 2016

Vintage Notes Archive (PDFs of present and past vintage notes)