2013 Cortes de Cima Alentejo Tinto
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Tasting note Cortes de Cima Alentejo Tinto
The Dane Hans Kristian Jørgensen and his American wife Carrie started in 1988 with the planting of vineyards in the Alentejo, southeast of Lisbon.
Completely against the rules of the local designation of origin, they planted many syrah grapes, which they immediately lost the right to sell DOC wine. In the traditional Portugal of the mid-nineties, modernists were not appreciated. The turnaround came when ten years later the American wine magazine Wine Spectator Cortes de Cima proclaimed best alentejoproducent!
Meanwhile this beautiful full, soft red wine is an assembly of mainly syrah and aragonez, supplemented with touriga nacional, alicante bouschet and petit verdot, twelve months matured in oak. Staying there is the will to be different and modern.
Every year talented young winemakers from California and Australia come to help with the winemaking. The Cortes de Cima red is the flagship of this domain and has an impressive list of achievements with medals and praising press references. The wine convinces with its beautiful, pure fruit tones and full, soft taste. The new Portugal at its best.
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