Cortes de Cima

Courela Branco 2018

Vinho Regional Alentejano, Alentejano, Portugal

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

£7.50 £10.00

We are delighted to offer you this aromatic white wine made from Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier grapes produced in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Fresh white wines are not easy to produce in warm climates like southern Portugal, but Cortes de Cima seems to do it effortlessly. It is a fresh, pleasant wine that could easily be drunk on its own or accompany lighter fare.

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Moderately aromatic with zesty notes of green apple, fresh grapes and melon, its easy going, fresh personality will deliver much pleasure.

Service: Serve chilled at 10-12ºC.

Food Pairing: Excellent with seafood, pasta in cream sauce, cheese, spicy and vegetarian dishes.

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 | Contains Sulphites

Cellaring: Drink now

  • Organic - Practising (Uncertified)

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