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2004 Cortes de Cima Cortes de Cima Reserva Alentejo
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2004 Cortes de Cima Cortes de Cima Reserva Alentejo

Wine Details

Varietal

Syrah

Style

Red

Region

Portugal

Vintages

2008 2003

Wine Description

deep red, garnet edges - developing bouquet showing spicy oak, balsamic and mocha notes, mint, blackcurrant fruit - earth and savoury fruit on the palate,oak complexity with hints of chocolate, soft, nice balance, good length, well structured tannins.

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Vineyard

Cortes de Cima

Varietal

Syrah

Style

Red

Region

Portugal

Vintages

2008 2003

deep red, garnet edges - developing bouquet showing spicy oak, balsamic and mocha notes, mint, blackcurrant fruit - earth and savoury fruit on the palate,oak complexity with hints of chocolate, soft, nice balance, good length, well structured tannins.

WINEMAKER'S NOTE
Made exclusively from selected 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 12 months in American oak (15%) and new French oak (85%) barrels, and then blended to give balanced varietal fruit and oak components. Bottled, unfined and filtered in July 2006.
  • Winemaker's notes
    Made exclusively from selected 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 12 months in American oak (15%) and new French oak (85%) barrels, and then blended to give balanced varietal fruit and oak components. Bottled, unfined and filtered in July 2006.
  • Background
    From selected vineyard sites and separately fermented batches, we choose the best for our Reserva. A full bodied blend of Aragonez, Syrah and other Portuguese varieties, the wine is barrel aged for 12 months in new oak barrels. Made in limited quantities and only in exceptional years.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    This is the star of the Cortes de Cima range, a powerful expression of rich fruit, but one tempered with a sympathetic, attractive structure, packed with black berry and ripe plum skin flavors, leaving plenty of tannins, but still finished with acidity and balance – WE July 2008
  • Wine Spectator
  • Challenge Intl. du Vin – Bordeaux 2008
  • Concours Mondial du Vin – Bruxelles 2007
  • Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2007
  • Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2008
  • Mundus Vini – Germany 2007
  • Robert Parker
  • S.F. Intl Wine Competition – California 2008
  • Vinalies Internationales – France 2009
  • Vinalies Internationales –France 2007
  • Vinitaly 2007 Concorso Enologico Internazionale