Cortes de Cima Petit Verdot 2011

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Product Description

Harvest 2011

Vintage 2011 experienced new record-breaking climatic extremes, both in winter rainfall and summer heat. A difficult growing season and harvest due to delayed ripening. Fine harvest weather.

Vinification

Made exclusively from selected grapes hand picked at optimum maturity from 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 13 months in French (100%) oak barrels, and then blended to give balanced varietal fruit and oak components. Bottled, unfined and lightly filtered in March 2013. May be subject to throw a deposit.

Our Winemaker’s Comments

An intense palate with rich fruit and notes of mint and chocolate.

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

Total Acids: 6.3
Final pH: 3.60
Reducing Sugar: 4.9
Alcohol: 14%
Barrel aging: 13 months in French Oak (100%)
Grown, produced and bottled on the family estate.

Available in bottles of 1.5L for online shopping

Reviews

“This traditionally hard-to-ripen Bordeaux grape thrives in the hot Alentejo climate. Here it has produced a dark colored, very dense and superripe wine, full of juicy berry and black plum tones.” – Roger Voss – Wine Enthusiast

“Laced with sweet vanilla on opening, this tightly wound Petit Verdot starts out creamy and far too oakdominated, but ultimately it also reveals its nice structure, good mid-palate concentration and focus. The tannins are leaning to the ripe end of the scale, but they do emerge with some aeration. This should still be approachable young and the tannins should fall off quickly. It should hold nicely for several years as well. It is probably Cortes de Cima’s best Petit Verdot yet.” – Mark Squires, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Intense and ripe with flavours of red fruit, dense plum and grass and hay notes alongside sweet cassis and black fruit.” – DECANTER Magazine UK

“Fruta madura, balsâmicos, ameixa seca, figo, especiarias, notas de cravinho e erva doce. Enorme na boca, compleição larga mas com gentileza e textura de taninos. Imenso de sabor, riqueza e profundidade aromática.” – Revista Wine

“Aroma muito maduro, tostado / fumado com compotas de figo e ameixa, leve chocolate, na boca é todo corpo e volume, gordo, escorregadio e com o final prolongado pela fura madura e suave.” – Revista de Vinhos

“Boa densidade aromática, frutos maduros – ameixa e algum chocolate amargo – para já sem nos trazer as notas mais verdes e frescas da casta. Na boca há uma vivacidade e proporção que o tornam muito atractivo. De qualquer maneira, se quer provar o Petit Verdot tem de esperar por ele e guardá-lo em cave.” – JPM – Vinhos de Portugal 2016

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

Additional information

Weight 2.4800 kg