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Cortes de Cima Tinto

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

Vintage 2015

Characterized by very favorable growing season conditions and led to one of the best vintages in recent years. Cold and dry winter, warm and dry summer, free of heat waves, dry September.

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

Translucent garnet in color with a purple edge, the wine resonates with deep earthy aromas of iron, graphite and red clay. Intertwined there are layers of prunes, ripe persimmon and redcurrant jelly and sweet spice providing a clove and vanilla lift. Ripe but firm structure anchors the earthy, savoury elements that transcend into the palate. The wine finishes in a drawn out dance between the lifted aromatics and clay like tannin.

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: 3.52
Total Sugar: 0.7
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

Track Record

2014 Vintage - Gold Medal – Vinalies Internationales 2018
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