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Cortes de Cima Cabernet Sauvignon

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

Vintage 2013

A dry winter, followed by a cold and wet spring. A moderate summer, which heated up in August. A delayed growing season, with late flowering, ripening and a large harvest.  High Acids, ripe tannins.

Vinification

Made exclusively from selected Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown sustainably 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 (100%) oak barrels.

Our Winemaker´s comments

Displaying characteristic green pepper, spicy oak, wtih graphite notes. It has a firm, well structured palate with sweet fruit notes leading to a dry finish.

Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection 

Total Acids: 6.1
Final pH: 3.55
Total Sugar: 1.0
Alcohol: 14%
Barrel ageing: 12 months in French Oak (100%)
Grown, produced and bottled on the family estate.

Available in bottles of 75 cl

Awards

Gold Medal - Mundus Vini 2016
Silver Medal - Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2016
Silver Medal - Vinalies Internationales 2016

Ratings

90 - Wine Enthusiast
89 - Robert Parker 

Reviews

"With just the right black currant character, this is a rich, structured wine. It has weight and richness of course, but it is the solid tannins and tight texture that distinguish it." - Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast

For a first release, this is often impressive, beautifully balanced, focused and nicely structured. The fine texture and pop on the finish give it a bit of distinction. It feels full in the mouth on first taste… It's nonetheless a promising debut that is beautifully crafted.” -  DRINK 2016 – 2027 - Mark Squires, Robert Parker

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