This Chaminé is a regional red wine from the Alentejo wine region of Portugal, produced by Cortes de Cima winery.
In 1988, a couple made up of a Danish and an American left on a sailboat looking for a place to raise a family, plant a vineyard and produce wine… and thus begins the story of Cortes de Cima, currently one of the main wineries in Portugal. Located in Vidigueira, Cortes de Cima is a family property with an area of 100 ha of vineyards, Aragonez, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira, Petit Verdot, Antão Vaz and Verdelho are produced. The first vines were planted in 1991 when the Syrah variety was not allowed by the region’s regulations. But the producer believed that the local climate and soil are ideal for this Rhone variety.
The Chaminé de Gião is a parcel at the family estate, giving its name to this brand since 1998, which became a well-known iconic one nowadays.
This red wine was made of 35% Aragonez, 35% Syrah, 15% Touriga Nacional, 15% Trincadeira grape varieties, that were growing in a Mediterranean climate and on ancient clay over limestone soil.
Harvested in the vintage of 2019. Each parcel was harvested separately according to ripeness. The fruit was destemmed and gently crushed, the following fermentation under temperature control for 2 weeks in stainless steel tanks. Aged in the tank on fine lees, but partially aged in oak. The wine was blended and bottled at the estate in May 2020.
The wine presents medium ruby color.
Fresh aromas of wild berries on the nose, mixed with intense oaky and spicy notes such as cedar, tobacco and dill.
On the palate, vibrant fruity flavors with intense acidity and tannins are in a perfect balance. A juicy, concentrated wine with a smooth structure. Medium-long, tannic finish.
This wine is ready to drink!
The most popular red of the Cortes de Cima wines, a typical regional Alentejo red with fresh aromas.
As a very gastronomic red wine, it goes well with steak, burgers, gyros, tomato-based dishes, or Asian and Indian meals.
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