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2017 Cortes de Cima Homenagem a Hans Christian Andersen red

ID: 6012106
€29.90
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Description

In 1988, a Danish and American couple set sail on a sailboat in search of a place to raise a family, plant a vineyard, and produce wine. A dream out of a fairy tale, which gave birth to the history of Cortes de Cima, today one of Portugal's leading wineries.

Located in Vidigueira, Cortes de Cima is a family estate run daily by Hans and Carrie Jorgensen, with 140 hectares of vineyard, where Aragonês, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira, Petit Verdot, Antão Vaz, and Verdelho are planted. The oldest vines were planted in 1991 when Syrah was not permitted under the region's regulations. Even so, Hans, convinced that he had the ideal climate and soil for this variety in the Rhone, created the first Syrah wine, not legalised, produced in 1998 and marketed under the name Incógnito which quickly gained fame in Portugal and medals in London, Brussels and Bordeaux.

Characteristics
2017
Harvest

2017

Red
Wine type

Red

Portugal
Country

Portugal

Alentejo
Region

Alentejo

Syrah
Grape Variety

Syrah

75cl
Volume

75cl

13.5
Alcohol Content

13.5

12-18ºC
Serve at

12-18ºC