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Cortes de Cima Sauvignon Blanc

A 100% Sauvignon Blanc produced exclusively from grapes grown at our new coastal vineyards near Vila Nova de Milfontes on the Alentejan coast, 3 km from the Atlantic Ocean.  

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

Made entirely from Sauvignon Blanc grapes, grown on the Alentejan west coast, 3 km from the Atlantic Ocean. Harvested during the cool hours of the early morning, the grapes were destemmed and pressed, followed by settling at low temperatures for 24 hours. Fermented at controlled temperatures in tanks for 15 days and matured on fine lees, with regular stirring. Fined, filtered and bottled to maintain its clean, crisp flavours.

Tasting Notes

A wine with grassy and lime aromas, mineral notes, and a crisp refreshing acidity.

Appelation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection

Total Acidity: 5.6
Final pH: 3.33
Reducing Sugar: 0.5
Alcohol: 13%
No barrel ageing
Grown, produced and bottled at the family estate

Available in bottles of 75 cl, and Magnuns of 1,5 

Awards

Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales 2018

Ratings

90 – Robert Parker
16 - Jancis Robinson

Reviews

“delicious … a food style of wine” – Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2017

“it tastes just great …This is their best yet…. Don't hesitate to dive in” - Mark Squires, 232, The Wine Advocate, 31st Aug 2017

“a lovely style that is fresh and restrained” - Julia Harding, Jancis Robinson

Track Record

2015 Vintage – Bronze Medal – Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2016
2015 Vintage – Bronze Medal – The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2016
2015 Vintage – 90 – Robert Parker
2015 Vintage – 90 (Editors’ Choice) - Wine Enthusiast
2015 Vintage – 16,5 – Jancis Robinson
2014 Vintage – 88 – Robert Parker
2014 Vintage – Silver Medal – The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2016
2014 Vintage – Silver Medal – Challenge International du Vin 2015
2014 Vintage – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2015
2013 Vintage – 87 – Robert Parker
2013 Vintage – Bronze Medal – The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2014
2013 Vintage – Bronze Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2014
2013 Vintage – Bronze Medal - Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2014
2013 Vintage – Commended – International Wine Challenge 2015
2013 Vintage – Commended – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014
2012 Vintage – 87 – Robert Parker
2012 Vintage - Commended – International Wine Challenge 2013
2012 Vintage - Commended – Decanter World Wine Awards 2013
2011 Vintage – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012
2011 Vintage - Bronze Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
2011 Vintage – Bronze Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2012