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Cortes de Cima Touriga Nacional

Best known as one of the 5 main varieties used for Port wine, further south here in the Alentejo it’s fruit develops a highly floral and aromatic character. 

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 Touriga Nacional 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 8 months in French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Complex wine displaying layered aromas of dark berries and spice, balanced by a refreshing acidity.

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

Total Acids: 5.2
Final pH: 3.59
Total Sugar: 0.4
Alcohol: 13,5%
Barrel aging: 8 months in French Oak
Grown, produced and bottled on the family estate.

Available in bottles of 75 cl

Awards

Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge 2017
Alentejo Red Trophy - International Wine Challenge 2017

Ratings

89 – Robert Parker
17 – Jancis Robinson

Reviews

“It shows well, very approachable a very good off-vintage performance that shows the winery's dedication.” - Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate, April 2017, Issue 230 – Mark Squires

“Good cut to the dark cherry, plum and dried berry flavors, which are smoky and richtasting. Slate and Asian spice notes on the brooding finish.” – Wine Spectator

“This wine, from selections of Touriga Nacional, is dense and firm. It has a dark structure that is only slowly developing to bring out the rich black-currant fruits. It is a ripe wine with a strong, mineral texture to balance the final acidity.” - Wine Enthusiast

“Lovely classic Touriga” - Julia Harding, Jancis Robinson

Track Record - Ratings

2012 Vintage – 90 - Robert Parker
2005 Vintage – 90 – Robert Parker
2008 Vintage – 91 – Wine Enthusiast
2003 Vintage – 90 – Wine Enthusiast
2002 Vintage – 91 – Wine Spectator “Top 100 Wines List”

Track Record - Awards

2012 Vintage – Portuguese Red Trophy - International Wine Challenge 2015
2012 Vintage – Alentejo Red Trophy - International Wine Challenge 2015
2012 Vintage – Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge 2015
2012 Vintage – Silver Medal - Concurso Vinhos de Portugal 2015
2012 Vintage – Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015
2012 Vintage – Silver Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015
2012 Vintage – Silver Medal – Challenge International du Vin 2015
2012 Vintage – Silver Medal - Vinalies Internationales 20152008 Vintage – 91 – Wine Enthusiast
2008 Vintage – Gold Medal – BACCHUS 2012
2008 Vintage – Gold Medal – Vinalies Paris 2012
2008 Vintage – Silver Medal – Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition 2013
2008 Vintage – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013
2008 Vintage – Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2013
2008 Vintage – Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge 2011
2008 Vintage – Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2012
2007 Vintage – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial du Vin – Bruxelles – 2009
2007 Vintage – Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge – London 2009
2007 Vintage – Silver Medal (BEST IN CLASS) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2009
2007 Vintage – Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge – London 2010
2005 Vintage – PORTUGUESE RED TROPHY – International Wine Challenge – London 2008
2005 Vintage – ALENTEJO TROPHY – International Wine Challenge – London 2008
2005 Vintage – Gold Medal (BEST IN CLASS) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2008
2005 Vintage – Gold Medal – International Wine Challenge – London 2008
2005 Vintage – Grand Gold – Concours Mondial du Vin – Bruxelles 2008
2005 Vintage – Gold Medal – Challenge Intl. du Vin – Bordeaux 2008
2005 Vintage – Grand Gold – Mundus Vini – Germany 2008
2005 Vintage – Silver Medal – S.F. Intl Wine Competition – California 2008
2005 Vintage – Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards – UK 2008
2005 Vintage – Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales – France 2008
2003 Vintage – TOURIGA TROPHY – International Wine Challenge – London 2005
2003 Vintage – Gold Medal – International Wine Challenge – London 2005
2003 Vintage – Grand Gold – Concorso Enologico Internazionale Vinitaly 2005
2003 Vintage – Grand Gold – Concours Mondial du Vin – Bruxelles 2005
2003 Vintage – Gold Medal (BEST IN CLASS) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2005
2003 Vintage – Gold Medal – Mundus Vini – Germany
2003 Vintage – Troféu Excellence – Citadelles du Vin – Bordeaux 2005
2003 Vintage – Silver Medal – Challenge Int. du Vin – Bordeaux 2005