Cortes de Cima is the emblematic wine of this winery from the vintage of 2016. That year was marked by an atypical time – a dry and temperate winter preceded a cold, rainy spring. The summer was hot and dry, allowing ripening without disturbance.
This is a blend of Aragonez, Syrah and other Portuguese varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Petit Verdot, and Alicante Bouschet, among others, aged in French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels for up to 12 months, and then blended to balance the varietal fruit and the complexity of the oak.
A medium-deep ruby-colored wine.
On the nose, it shines through the harmony and proportion of the various components, fruit, barrel and spice. Good concentration of aromas is focused on fruits but not torrid.
On the palate, rich black fruits give a ripe character, laced with low acidity. It presents aromas of blackberry, plum, blackcurrant with earthy notes and spices such as leather, balsamic, tar, pepper and licorice.
Elegant, hidden tannins on the mouth, that can be consumed now as it can be stored in the cellar. These still-present tannins add long life to this wine and give the fruit nice support, to make it a bit more serious in a long finish.
In volume, it is a medium-bodied dry wine with all freshness, lightness of components, and deep flavor.
This wine goes well to cold cuts, meat dishes of all kinds, or any vegetable-based meals.
Consume at 16-18 °C temperature.