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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 2016

2016 vintage was marked by atypical weather. A warm and dry winter preceded a cold, wet spring. Summer was hot and dry, allowing for undisturbed ripening.

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 June 2017.

Our Winemaker's Comments

Refreshing notes of lime and papaya are balanced by subtle oak and minerally acidity.

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

Total Acids: 5.3
Final pH: 3.26
Total Sugar: 0.6
Alcohol: 12,5%
Barrel Ageing: 25% volume was barrel aged for 6 months in French Oak
Grown, produced and bottled at the family estate

Available in bottles of 75cl

Ratings

88 – Wine Enthusiast
88 – Robert Parker
16,5 - Jancis Robinson

Reviews

"acquired richness, tropical fruit flavors as well as retaining plenty of crisp acidity." - Oct/2018 - ROGER VOSS - Wine Enthusiast

“enticing ... a lovely Alvarinho… another bit of proof that the grape can do well in Alentejo.“ Mark Squires, Robert Parker

“A whole new chapter in the book of this grape variety. Really gets the saliva flowing” – Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com, July 2018 

“full of lively citrus and stone fruit flavours, mouth-watering” - Julia Harding, Jancis Robinson

Track Record

2015 Vintage – 90 – Wine Enthusiast
2015 Vintage – 90 – Robert Parker
2015 Vintage – Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge 2017
2014 Vintage – 90 – Wine Enthusiast
2014 Vintage – Gold Medal – Mundus Vini 2016