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Cortes de Cima Aragonez

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.

Vintage

Winter rainfall was plentiful, followed by an excellent summer growing season, mild for Alentejan standards. An early harvest with a rapid end, due to the early arrival of September rains.

Vinification

Made exclusively from selected Aragonez (Tempranillo) grapes hand-picked at optimum maturity from chosen sites in our own vineyards. Fermented without stems under temperature control, frequent delestage, followed by extended skin maceration to enhance varietal fruit characters, and to provide tannin structure and balance. Aged for 12 months in French Oak (90%) and American Oak (10%), and then blended to give balanced varietal fruit and oak components.

Tasting Notes

Structured with solid tannins, with spicy and savoury notes and ripe red berry fruits.

Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 100% Aragonez (Tempranillo)
Sustainable Viticulture; Integrated Protection

Total Acids: 6.00
Final pH: 3.57
Reducing Sugar: 0.9
Alcohol: 14 %
Barrel aging: 12 months in French (90%) and American oak (10%)

Total Production: 10.300 bottles (75cl) -  Grown, produced and bottled at the family estate

Awards

Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales 2018

Ratings

90 - Wine Enthusiast
89 - Robert Parker
17+ - Jancis Robinson

Reviews

"The wine is textured, with firm tannins and intense spice, juicy acidity and a rich aftertaste." - Oct/2018 - ROGER VOSS - Wine Enthusiast

“Beautifully, understated and graceful. a nice treat, hard to resist, it seems likely to win many fans as a great food wine.” - Mark Squires , The Wine Advocate, April 2017, Robert Parker

“Absolutely delicious, rich in fruit and finely fresh.”Julia Harding, Jancis Robinson

Track Record

Vindima 2013 – Medalha de Grande Ouro – Mundus Vini 2016
Vindima 2013 – Medalha de Prata – Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2016
Vindima 2012 – Medalha de Prata – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2015
Vindima 2012 – Medalha de Prata – International Wine Challenge 2015
Vindima 2012 – Medalha de Prata – Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2015
Vindima 2009 – Medalha de Prata – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2012
Vindima 2008 – Medalha de Ouro – Vinalies International – France 2011
Vindima 2008 – Medalha de Prata – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011
Vindima 2008 – Medalha de Prata – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2011
Vindima 2007 – Medalha de Ouro – Challenge Intl. du Vin – Bordeaux 2010
Vindima 2007 – Medalha de Prata (Best In Class) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2010
Vindima 2005 – Medalha de Prata – Vinalies Internationales 2009
Vindima 2005 – Medalha de Prata – Challenge International du Vin 2009
Vindima 2004 – Trophee Prestige – Citadelles du Vin – Bordeaux 2006
Vindima 2004 – Medalha de Prata (BEST IN CLASS) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2008
Vindima 2004 – Medalha de Prata – Vinalies Internationales – France 2007
Vindima 2004 – Medalha de Prata – International Wine Challenge – London 2006
Vindima 2004 – Medalha de Prata – S.F. Intl Wine Competition – California 2007
Vindima 2004 – Medalha de Prata – Concours Mondial du Vin – Bruxelles 2006
Vindima 2003 – Medalha de Prata – Mundus Vini – Alemanha 2006
Vindima 2003 – Medalha de Prata – Concours Mondial du Vin – Bruxelas 2006
Vindima 2002 – Medalha de Prata – Mundus Vini – Alemanha 2005
Vindima 2002 – Medalha de Prata – Concours Mondial du Vin – Bruxelas 2005
Vindima 2002 – Medalha de Prata – Vinalies Internationales – França 2005
Vindima 2002 – Medalha de Prata – S.F. Intl Wine Competition – Califórnia 2004
Vindima 2002 – Medalha de Prata – Japan Wine Challenge 2004
Vindima 2002 – Medalha de Prata – Challenge Intl. du Vin – Bordéus 2004
Vindima 2000 – Medalha de Ouro – Intl. Wine & Spirits Challenge, Londres 2002
Vindima 2000 – Medalha de Ouro – Mundus Vini, Alemanha 2002
Vindima 2000 – Medalha de Prata – Vinalies Internationales, França 2003
Vindima 2000 – Medalha de Prata – Concours Mondial du Vin, Bruxelas 2002
Vindima 2000 – Medalha de Prata – Intl. Wine Challenge, Londres 2002
Vindima 1998 – Medalha de Prata – Intl Wine Challenge, Londres 2000