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Cortes de Cima Reserva

The top of the range, made only in exceptional years. Complex layers of fruit, long on the palate with solid tannins.

Vintage 2012

Harvest 2012, our 17th harvest. A record cold and dry winter, followed by a cold and wet spring. Superlative summer. All in all, a quality driven vintage!

Vinification

Made exclusively from selected grapes hand picked at optimum maturity from chosen sites 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 14 months in French oak (100%) barrels, and then blended to give balanced varietal fruit and oak components. Bottled, unfined and filtered in April 2014.

Our Winemaker's Comments

Intense notes of spice, chocolate and dark berry fruits are supported by seamless tannins and a creamy texture.

Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 40% Aragonez (Tempranillo), 31% Syrah, 14% Touriga Nacional, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Alicante Bouschet
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection

Total Acids: 6.1
Final pH: 3.63
Total Sugar: 0.4
Alcohol: 14%
Barrel Ageing: 14 months in FO (100%)
Grown, produced and bottled on the family estate.

Available in bottles of 75 cl

Awards

Gold Medal – Mundus Vini 2017

Ratings

92 - Robert Parker
92 - Wine Enthusiast

Reviews

rich and concentrated … a fine wine” – Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2017

"a very graceful Reserva, fresh, lifted and sophisticated. The mid-palate finesse is exceptional, giving this a very  refined feel. For all of its elegance, the structure allows it to have grip on the finish. The lifted fruit lingers nicely, laced with a touch of beef, blueberries and herbs. It finishes dry and seriously. This is a Reserva that has a certain understatement to it. It is also one of those elegant wines that will drain quickly at the table. Then, you'll realize how much you liked it. “ – Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate, Dec 2017, Issue 234 – Robert Parker

Track Record – Ratings

2011 Vintage – 94 – Robert Parker
2009 Vintage – 91 – Robert Parker
2009 Vintage – 90 – Wine Enthusiast
2008 Vintage – 90 – Robert Parker
2008 Vintage – 92 – Wine Enthusiast (Cellar Selection)
2004 Vintage – 91 – Robert Parker
2004 Vintage – 91 – Wine Enthusiast
2003 Vintage – 92 – Robert Parker
2003 Vintage – 91 – Wine Enthusiast
2001 Vintage – 91 – Robert Parker
2001 Vintage – 92 – Wine Enthusiast 'Editors' Choice!
1998 Vintage – 93 – Robert Parker
1998 Vintage – 91 – Wine Enthusiast
1997 Vintage – 90 – Robert Parker

Track Record - Awards

2011 Vintage – Gold Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014
2011 Vintage – Gold Medal - Mundus Vini 2015
2008 Vintage – Silver Medal (BEST IN CLASS) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2011
2004 Vintage – Gold Medal – Vinalies Internationales – France 2009
2004 Vintage – BEST OF NATION – Portugal – S.F. Intl Wine Competition – California 2008
2004 Vintage – Gold Medal – S.F. Intl Wine Competition – California 2008
2004 Vintage – Great Gold Medal – Concours Mondial du Vin – Bruxelles 2007
2004 Vintage – Gold Medal – Mundus Vini – Germany 2007
2004 Vintage – Silver Medal (BEST IN CLASS) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2007
2004 Vintage – Silver Medal (BEST IN CLASS) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2008
2003 Vintage – Gold Medal – Vinalies Internationales – France 2006
2003 Vintage – Gold Medal – S.F. Intl Wine Competition – California 2006
2003 Vintage – Gold Medal – Mundus Vini – Germany 2006
2003 Vintage – Trophy Prestige – Citadelles du Vin – Bordeaux 2006
2003 Vintage – Silver Medal (BEST IN CLASS) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2006
2001 Vintage – Trophée Prestige – Citadelles du Vin – Bordeaux 2004
2001 Vintage – Gold Medal – Vinalies Internationales – France 2004
2001 Vintage – Gold Medal – Concorso Enologico Internazionale Vinitaly 2004
2001 Vintage – Gold Medal – Concours Mondial du Vin – Bruxelles 2004
2001 Vintage – Gold Medal – Mundus Vini – Germany 2004
1998 Vintage – Silver Trophy– Les Olympiades du Vin, Bordeaux 2001
1998 Vintage – Gold Medal – Intl. Wine Challenge, London 2002
1998 Vintage – Gold Medal – Challenge du Vin, Bordeaux 2001
1998 Vintage – Gold Medal – Concours Mondial, Bruxelles 2001
1997 Vintage – Silver Medal – Challenge International du Vin, Bordeaux 1999
1997 Vintage – Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge London, UK 1999