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Cortes de Cima Pinot Noir

A 100% Pinot Noir, grown in sandy soils in our cool, Alentejan Atlantic coastal vineyards near Vila Nova de Milfontes

Vintage

2016 vintage was marked by atypical weather. A warm and dry winter preceded a cold, wet spring. Summer was hot and dry, allowing for undisturbed ripening.

Vinification

Sustainably grown in our own vineyards located just 3 km from the rugged Alentejan Atlantic Coast,  further moderated by the early morning fog created by River Mira on which margins the vines are planted on. This cool maritime climate provides ideal conditions for growing high quality Pinot Noir grapes.

The grapes were picked on the same day but fermented in two separate lots, one at higher temperatures and with extended skin maceration in order to bring out colour and tannin and the other at lower temperatures with a shorter time on skins to yield a more aromatic and elegant wine. Both components were aged separately for 8 months in old french oak before blending and bottling in March 2018.

Our Winemakers Comments

Savoury nose with hints of cherry and strawberry. A spicy, juicy palate, nicely balanced, soft fruit with good supporting tannins.

Appelation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection

Total Acidity: 5.8
Final pH: 3.50
Reducing Sugar: 0.5
Alcohol: 12,5%
Barrel Ageing: 8 months in French Oak (100%)
Grown, produced and bottled on the family estate. 

Available in bottles of 75 cl

Ratings

88 - Wine Spectator
16,5 – Jancis Robinson

Reviews

“Light-bodied and charming, featuring cherry and raspberry notes accented by orange peel, tea and thyme details. Light tannins add some grip to the crisp, minerally finish” Gillian Sciaretta, Wine Spectator, June 2019

“lively Pinot character – Lots of pleasure.. purity of flavor.. Impressive.” Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com, October 2018

Track Record

2015 Vintage - Silver Medal - Vinalies Internationales 2017
2015 Vintage - 90 - Robert Parker
2014 Vintage - Gold Medal - Vinalies Internationales 2016
2014 Vintage - 91 - Wine Enthusiast
2014 Vintage - 87 - Robert Parker