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Cortes de Cima Petit Verdot

One of the ‘noble’ Bordeaux varieties. A late ripener, it is better suited for warmer climates, like Alentejo, where it can reach a good maturity, resulting in wines of intense concentration and color, strong tannins and aromatic complexity, while maintaining it’s freshness, thanks to it’ s ability to maintain it’s natural acidity.

Vintage 2015

Characterized by very favorable growing season conditions and led to one of the best vintages in recent years. Cold and dry winter, warm and dry summer, free of heat waves, dry September.

Vinification

100% Petit Verdot grown sustainably on the ancient clay over limestone soils in own vineyards surrounding our estate in Vidigueira.

This single parcel was harvested separately according to ripeness. The fruit was destemmed and gently crushed, following fermentation under temperature control for 2 weeks in stainless steel tanks, with gentle punchdowns, pumpovers and delestage. The wine matured for 12 months in used French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Complex wine displaying layered aromas of dark berries and spice, balanced by firm tannins and acidity.

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

Total Acids: 6.3
Final pH: 3.54
Reducing Sugar: 0.4
Alcohol: 14 %
Barrel aging: 12 months in French oak (100%)
Grown, produced and bottled on the family estate.

Available in bottles of 75 cl

Track Record

2012 Vintage - 90 – Robert Parker
2012 Vintage - 90 – Wine Enthusiast
2012 Vintage - Gold Medal – Mundus Vini 2016
2011 Vintage - Silver Medal – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015
2011 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015
2011 Vintage - Silver Medal – Challenge International du Vin 2015
2011 Vintage - Silver Medal – Mundus Vini 2015
2010 Vintage - Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2014
2010 Vintage - Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014
2010 Vintage - Silver Medal – Challenge International du Vin 2014
2010 Vintage - Silver Medal – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013
2010 Vintage - 90 – Wine Enthusiast
2009 Vintage - Gold Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012
2009 Vintage - Silver Medal (Outstanding) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2012
2009 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge – London 2013
2008 Vintage - 91 – Wine Enthusiast
2008 Vintage - Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2011
2008 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge 2010