Cortes de Cima Branco

14.99

Product Description

A gastronomic, barrel aged blend of local and international varieties grown on our cool Atlantic coastal vineyards and in the warmer Alentejan interior.

Vintage 2018

Cold, dry winter followed by a cool, humid spring finally interrupted by a short-lived heat wave in August, which kick-started the late summer. Harvest was consequently later than usual, and short in order to preserve the natural freshness that highlights the year.

Vinification

A blend of Alvarinho, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier resulting from the fusion of two distinct terroirs. Alvarinho and Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in sandy soils in our cool, Alentejan Atlantic coastal vineyards, provide freshness to balance the fruit generosity of the barrel-fermented Viognier, grown further inland, on the ancient clay over limestone soils surrounding the Estate.

Each parcel was harvested separately according to ripeness during the cool hours of the early morning and transported under temperature control to our winery, where they were destemmed and gently pressed. The free run juice was separated and cold settled, retaining partial solids. The wine fermented in 1st-4th year 500L French oak barrels. No malolactic fermentation. After 8 months of maturation with fine lees, the wines were racked and blended, following bottling at the estate in June 2019.

Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 50% Alvarinho, 30% Viognier and 20% Sauvignon Blanc
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection

Total Acids: 6.2
Final pH: 3.30
Total Sugar: 0.8
Alcohol: 12.5%
Barrel Ageing: Barrel aged for 8 months in French Oak
Grown, produced and bottled at the family estate.

Available in bottles of 75cl for online shopping

Ratings

17 – Jancis Robinson

Reviews

“The fruit smells quite powerful in stone fruit and spicy notes and a gentle herbal lift. On the palate it is rich and broad but very fresh, the spice increasing the freshness. Youthful but fully integrated.Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, January 2020

Track record

2017 Vintage – 16,5 – Jancis Robinson
2017 Vintage – Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge 2019
2016 Vintage – 90 – Wine Spectator
2016 Vintage – Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales 2018
2016 Vintage – 16.5 – Jancis Robinson
2015 Vintage – 90 – Wine Spectator
2015 Vintage – Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2017
2015 Vintage – Silver Medal – Mundus Vini 2017
2015 Vintage – Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales 2017
2014 Vintage – Gold Medal – Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2016
2014 Vintage – Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge 2016
2014 Vintage – Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2016
2014 Vintage – Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales 2016
2013 Vintage – Trophée Dry White Wine – Vinalies Internationales 2015
2013 Vintage – Gold Medal – Vinalies Internationales 2015
2013 Vintage – Silver Medal – Mundus Vini 2015
2012 Vintage – Gold Medal – Challenge International du Vin 2014
2012 Vintage – Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2014
2012 Vintage – Silver Medal – Vinalies International 2014
2012 Vintage – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014

Additional information

Weight 1.2663 kg