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Cortes de Cima

Our flagship wine. Full bodied blend of Aragonez, Syrah and other Portuguese varieties.

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

Well ripened fruit. Fermented without stems under controlled temperature, with frequent pisage and delestage. Aged for 12 months in French (70%), American (30%) oak barrels, and then blended to give balanced varietal fruit and oak complexity. Bottled, unfined and filtered.

Tasting Notes

Spicy aromatics, with a firm palate of intense fruit and a long, persistent finish.

Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 35% Aragonez (Tempranillo), 35% Syrah, 20% Touriga Nacional, 10% Petit Verdot
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection

Total Acids: 5.60
Final pH: 3.64
Total Sugar: 1.2
Alcohol: 14%
Barrel Ageing: 12 months in French Oak (70%) and American Oak (30%)
Grown, produced and bottled on the family estate. 

Available in half bottles of 37 cl; normal bottles of 75 cl, and Magnuns of 1,5 l, 3 l and 5 l

Awards

Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017
Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales 2017
Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2016

Ratings

89 - Wine Spectactor
88 - Robert Parker 
16,5 - Jancis Robinson

Reviews

"This has a polished feel to the glazed black cherry, baking spice and floral aromas, with underpinnings of anise and tangy zest yielding to moderate tannins on the mineral-tinged finish."  - Gillian Sciaretta/ Web Only - 2018

“filled with flavor…impeccable balance.” - Mark Squires, 232, The Wine Advocate, 31st Aug 2017

“Finely dry texture, elegant” - Julia Harding, Jancis Robinson

Track Record

2012 Vintage - Silver Medal – Mundus Vini 2016
2012 Vintage - Silver Medal – Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2015
2011 Vintage - 91 – Wine & Spirit Magazine
2011 Vintage - Gold Medal – Challenge International du Vin 2014
2010 Vintage - Gold Medal – Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Award 2014
2010 Vintage - Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013
2010 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge – London 2012
2010 Vintage - Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – London 2012
2009 Vintage - 90 – Wine Enthusiast
2009 Vintage - Gold Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012
2007 Vintage - Silver Medal (Best In Class) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2010
2006 Vintage - Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2009
2005 Vintage - Gold Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2008
2005 Vintage - Silver Medal – S.F. Intl. Wine Competition – California 2008
2005 Vintage - Silver Medal – Mundus Vini – Germany 2008
2005 Vintage - Silver Medal – AWC Vienna – Austria 2008
2004 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge – London 2007
2004 Vintage - Silver Medal – Challenge Intl. du Vin – Bordeaux 2007
2002 Vintage - Gold Medal – Vinalies Internationales
2002 Vintage - Gold Medal – Mundus Vini 2006
2002 Vintage - Gold Medal – Mundus Vini 2005
2002 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge 2004
2002 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge 2003
2000 Vintage - Silver Medal – Concours Mondial
2000 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge
2000 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge
1999 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge
1999 Vintage - Silver Medal – Concours Mondial Bruxelles
1999 Vintage - Silver Medal – Challenge International du Vin
1998 Vintage - CIVART Trophy and Gold Medal – Challenge International du Vin
1998 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge
1997 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge
1996 Vintage - Bronze Medal – International Wine Challenge