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2004 Cortes de Cima Cortes de Cima Reserva Alentejo

Cortes de Cima

Winery brand: Cortes de Cima

Wine Details

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Red Wine, Vintage 2004


Alentejo - Alentejano, Portugal


Hans Kristian Jorgensen

VinTank Wine ID

620-0009-001668-01-2004-0-0001 (permalink, short)


52% Tempranillo

24% Touriga Nacional

14% Syrah

10% Cabernet Sauvignon


85% French Oak
15% American Oak


Alcohol: 14%
pH: 3.8
T.A.: 5.8g/100mL
R.Sugar: 3.6g/L




Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Closure: Cork
Bottle Date:6/1/06; Release Date:11/1/08
16,130 Bottles
VinTank Product ID: 620-0009-001668-01-2004-0-0001-03-1
GTIN/UPC/EAN: 05603790001513 Suggested Retail Price: €50.29 sold out

Challenge Intl. du Vin – Bordeaux 2008 - Silver Medal

Concours Mondial du Vin – Bruxelles 2007 - Great Gold Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards – UK 2008 - Silver Medal

International Wine Challenge – London 2007 - Silver Medal

Review: Ruby colour with deep intensity of black fruit with a touch of green peppers. Jammy fruit with peppery tannins.

Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2007 - Silver Medal (BEST IN CLASS)

Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2008 - Silver Medal (BEST IN CLASS)

Mundus Vini – Germany 2007 - Gold Medal

Robert Parker - 91

S.F. Intl Wine Competition – California 2008 - BEST OF NATION – Portugal

S.F. Intl Wine Competition – California 2008 - Gold Medal

Vinalies Internationales – France 2009 - Gold Medal

Vinalies Internationales –France 2007 - Silver Medal

Vinitaly 2007 Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Gran Menzione

Wine Enthusiast - 91

Review: 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 - 88

Wine Notes



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.

Vintage Notes

St. Peter baptized the very first and the very last day of Harvest with rain this year! The 5 weeks in between were warm days under bright blue skies and cool nights, perfect Alentejan harvest weather with optimal ripening conditions. In short, yields were lower, ripeness was very even, with healthy fruit, good acid levels, high color and alcohol levels. BUDBREAK took place in March with FLOWERING starting in early May. With the weather completely on our side, we were able to fine– tune the harvest just to our wishes. A single section of the vineyard, sometimes just sections of ... more

Winemaker 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.

Tasting Notes

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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