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Cortes de Cima

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

Vintage 2014

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

Well ripened fruit. Fermented without stems under controlled temperature, with frequent pisage and delestage. Aged for 12 months in French (80%), American (20%) oak barrels, and then blended to give balanced varietal fruit and oak complexity. Bottled, unfined and filtered.

Tasting Notes

Lifted notes of stewed forest berries, plums and sweet spice aromatics Fresh, firm palate with smooth tannins and a deep core of red fruits supported by underlying oak. Persistent finish, well balanced and complete.  

Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 45% Aragonez (Tempranillo), 30% Syrah, 15% Touriga Nacional, 10% Petit Verdot
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection

Total Acids: 5.50
Final pH: 3.63
Total Sugar: 0.8
Alcohol: 14%
Barrel Ageing: 12 months in French Oak (80%) and American Oak (20%)
Grown, produced and bottled at 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

Gold Medal – Vinalies Internationales 2018

Ratings

89 - Wine Enthusiast
88 - Robert Parker

Reviews

"Wood aging gives this wine both its richness and its generous character. Along with the blackberry fruits, it has produced a wine that is structured, dense and spicy." - Oct/2018 - ROGER VOSS - Wine Enthusiast

Track Record

2013 Vintage - Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
2013 Vintage - Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017
2013 Vintage - Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales 2017
2013 Vintage - Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2016
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