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Cortes de Cima Syrah

In 1991, we were the first ones to plant Syrah in the Alentejo, choosing rootstock from southern Rhone clones.

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

Made exclusively from selected Syrah 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 7 months in French (90%) and American (10%) oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

This wine shows aromas of red and blue berries, plummy, with nicely integrated spicy oak notes. Richly layered soft fruit on the palate, good depth and great balance.

Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 100% Syrah
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection

Total Acids: 5.9
Final pH: 3.53
Total Sugar: 0.8
Alcohol: 13,5 %
Barrel aging: 7 months in French Oak (90%) and American Oak (10%)
Grown, produced and bottled on the family estate. 

Available in half bottles (37cl), and normal bottles (75cl)

Awards

Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017

Ratings

89 - Wine Enthusiast
87 - Robert Parker
16,5 - Jancis Robinson

Reviews

"The wine has spice, rich tannins and an open, broad and fruity style. With its delicious fruits, juicy berries and acidity, the wine is ready to drink." - Oct/2018 - ROGER VOSS - Wine Enthusiast

“very Rhône-like in style.. a very nice house pour.“ - Mark Squires, Robert Parker

“a peppery aftertaste that is pure Syrah” - Julia Harding, Jancis Robinson

Track Record

2013 Vintage – Medalha de Prata – Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
2013 Vintage – Medalha de Prata – Concurso Vinhos de Portugal 2016
2013 Vintage – Medalha de Prata – Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2016
2013 Vintage – Medalha de Prata – Mundus Vini 2016
2012 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge 2015
2012 Vintage - Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014
2011 Vintage - Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
2010 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge – London 2012
2009 Vintage - Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012
2008 Vintage - Gold Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011
2007 Vintage - 90 – Wine Enthusiast “Editors Choice”
2007 Vintage - Silver Medal – Concours Mondial Bruxelles – 2009
2007 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge – London 2010
2007 Vintage - Silver Medal (BEST IN CLASS) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2009
2007 Vintage - Silver Medal – Challenge Intl. du Vin – Bordeaux 2010
2005 Vintage - Gold Medal – Vinalies Internationales – France 2009
2005 Vintage - Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2008
2005 Vintage - Silver Medal – Mundus Vini – Germany 2008
2004 Vintage - Silver Medal (BEST IN CLASS) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2007
2004 Vintage - Silver Medal – Mundus Vini – Germany 2006
2004 Vintage - Silver Medal – Concours Mondial du Vin – Bruxelles 2006
2003 Vintage - Gold Medal – Mundus Vini
2003 Vintage - Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales
2003 Vintage - Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition
2003 Vintage - Silver Medal – Concours Mondial du Vin
2003 Vintage - Silver Medal – S.F. Intl Wine Competition
2002 Vintage - Silver Medal – S.F. Intl Wine Competition – California 2004
2002 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge – London 2004
2002 Vintage - Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales – France 2004
2001 Vintage - Silver Medal – Challenge Intl. du Vin, Bordeaux 2003