Cortes de Cima Aragonez

18.99

Product Description

Known as Tempranillo in Spain, and Tinta Roriz in the north of Portugal. Always an elegant wine, it has richness with structure and outstanding tannins, which impart a good ageing ability.

Vintage 2015

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

100% Aragonez 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 French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Structured with solid tannins, with spicy and savoury notes and ripe red berry fruits.

Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 100% Aragonez
Sustainable Viticulture: Proteção Integrada

Total Acids: 5.3
Final pH: 3.60
Reducing Sugar: 0.1
Alcohol: 13.5%
Barrel aging: 12 months in French oak

Grown, produced and bottled at the family estate.

Available in bottles of 75cl for online shopping

Track Record

2014 Vintage – 90 – Wine Enthusiast
2013 Vintage – Grand Gold Medal – Mundus Vini 2016
2013 Vintage – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2016
2012 Vintage – Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2015
2012 Vintage – Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge 2015
2012 Vintage – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2015
2009 Vintage – Silver Medal– Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2012
2008 Vintage – Gold Medal – Vinalies International – France 2011
2008 Vintage – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011
2008 Vintage – Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2011
2007 Vintage – Gold Medal – Challenge Intl. du Vin – Bordeaux 2010
2007 Vintage – Silver Medal (Best In Class) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2010
2005 Vintage – Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales 2009
2005 Vintage – Silver Medal – Challenge International du Vin 2009
2004 Vintage – Trophy Prestige – Citadelles du Vin – Bordeaux 2006
2004 Vintage – Silver Medal (BEST IN CLASS) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2008
2004 Vintage – Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales – France 2007
2004 Vintage – Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge – London 2006
2004 Vintage – Silver Medal – S.F. Intl Wine Competition – California 2007
2004 Vintage – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial du Vin – Bruxelles 2006
2003 Vintage – Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales – France 2007
2003 Vintage – Silver Medal – Mundus Vini – Germany 2006
2003 Vintage – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial du Vin – Bruxelles 2006
2002 Vintage – Silver Medal – Mundus Vini – Germany 2005
2002 Vintage – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial du Vin – Bruxelles 2005
2002 Vintage – Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales – France 2005
2002 Vintage – Silver Medal – S.F. Intl Wine Competition – California 2004
2002 Vintage – Silver Medal – Japan Wine Challenge 2004
2002 Vintage – Silver Medal – Challenge Intl. du Vin – Bordeaux 2004
2000 Vintage – Gold Medal– Intl. Wine & Spirits Challenge, London 2002
2000 Vintage – Gold Medal– Mundus Vini, Germany 2002
2000 Vintage – Silver Medal– Vinalies Internationales, France 2003
2000 Vintage – Silver Medal– Concours Mondial du Vin, Bruxelles 2002
2000 Vintage – Silver Medal– Intl. Wine Challenge, London 2002
1998 Vintage – Silver Medal– Intl Wine Challenge, London 2000

Additional information

Weight 1.3163 kg