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2008 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 2008


Alentejo - Alentejano, Portugal


Hans Kristian Jorgensen

VinTank Wine ID

620-0009-001668-01-2008-0-0005 (permalink, short)


44% Aragonez

24% Touriga Nacional

20% Syrah

12% Petit Verdot


20% American Oak
80% French Oak
Filtered · Sulfites Added


Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.6
T.A.: 5.4g/100mL
R.Sugar: 3.1g/L


Made using sustainable practices


Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Closure: Cork
6,240 Bottles
VinTank Product ID: 620-0009-001668-01-2008-0-0005-03-5
GTIN/UPC/EAN: 05603790001537 Suggested Retail Price: €50.00 sold out

Wine Advocate - 90

Wine Enthusiast - 92

Wine Spectator - 89

Wine Notes



Complex layers of fruit, long on the palate with solid tannins. This is the star of our range, only produced in limited quantities and in exceptional years. A full bodied blend of Aragonez, Syrah and other Portuguese varieties, barrel aged for 12 months in new oak barrels. The wine is finely structured, with a feeling of restrained power.

Vintage Notes

Winter and spring were cold and wet, resulting in delayed budbreak, uneven pollination, fewer bunches and smaller berries, in especially the Aragonez and Touriga Nacional. Summer was kick started with a mini-hot spell in June, but followed by 2 steady months of dry, warm days and cool nights, optimal growing conditions. With the exception of a short rainy spell which quickly passed, the harvest weather was the finest in memory, of dry, warm sunny days, affording us the luxury of fine tuning the harvest tempo according to the ripeness of a particular grape variety, a particular vineyard parcel, and even ... 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 14 months in French oak (80%) and American oak (20%) barrels, and then blended to give balanced varietal fruit and oak components. Bottled, unfined and filtered in April 2010.

Tasting Notes

A complex wine with a bouquet of spicy, red berry fruit, showing notes of tobacco and leather. The palate is both creamy and elegant with extremely fine tannins, good intensity and a firm persistent finish. Very stylish, will continue to improve in the bottle for up to 10 years.

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