Cortes de Cima

CDC Branco 2018

Vinho Regional Alentejano, Alentejano, Portugal

Blend: Alvarinho, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc | 12.5% ABV


Discover this rich white wine with an appealing blend of aromatic varieties made from Alvarinho, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc grapes produced in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Gentle oak ageing smoothes out its tropical characters and adds a dash of sophistication making this feel a bit "fuller" though it still has notable balance and freshness.

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This ‘signature’ white is wonderfully aromatic with notes of nectarine, brioche, hazelnut, citrus and lemongrass.

Service: Serve chilled at 10-12ºC.

Food Pairing: Pairs well with cheese, fish, pasta in cream sauce and shellfish.

The winemaker Anna Jørgensen who studied and worked in viticulture and enology at all corners of the globe manages the vineyard and its funcitons. Her vision for the future includes incorporating values such as sustainability, innovation, quality, and respect for the surrounding nature. Anna says, "Winemaking is a path without written recipes, that requires presence and hard work in the vineyard, every day. The vineyard is the protagonist of the wines. Our winery work is guided by a hands-off approach. Earlier harvest for lower alcohol and higher natural acidity, night-time manual harvest, natural spontaneous fermentation, and as little as possible interference in the winery, to achieve wines with identity of a sense of place".

In 1988, A Danish-American couple, Hans and Carrie Jorgensen set out in a sailboat to find a place to start a family and plant vines. They came to Alentejo and they found “Cortes de Cima.” It was just a barren land and a few abandoned buildings. But Carrie, of Portuguese ancestry, said the landscape reminded her of California, her homeland. Hans, who was born in Denmark, fell in love with the Mediterranean sun. Their first wine was "born" in 1998 and the many successful vintages which followed as well as their pioneering spirit have put Cortes de Cima on the map. The vineyard is spread across 100 hectars and produces close to 100,000 bottles per year.

White | Still | 75cl | 12.5% ABV

Vinification: Grapes were harvested during the cool dawn period and were stalked and pressed. Decantation was at low temperature for 24 hours. Fermentation took place at a controlled temperatures for 15 days in the tank, followed by a stage in fine lees with regular agitation. Partially aged for 6 months in French Oak (40%). This gentle oak ageing smoothes out its tropical characters and adds a dash of sophistication making this feel a bit “fuller” though it still has notable balance and freshness

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