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Cortes de Cima Vidigueira, Portugal

Cortes de Cima Vidigueira Portugal

Hans Kristian Jorgensen

Wine Makers
Hamilton Reis

230 ha

Varietals grown
Aragonez, Syrah, Trincadeira, Petit Verdot, Touriga Nacional

Herd. Cortes de Cima
7960-189 Vidigueira
T.: 00351 284 460 060
F.: 00351 284 460 068


In 1988 a Danish-American couple set out in a sailboat to find a place to start a family, plant a vineyard, and make their own wine, and thus began the story of Cortes de Cima, now one of Portugal's leading wineries.  They planted Syrah although it was not allowed under DOC rules, releasing their first Syrah varietal surreptitiously named 'Incógnito'. Their fame was sealed when 'Incógnito' won recognition and gold medals from international critics and competitions.
Winestyle: Powerful concentrated fruit from well-ripened Portuguese grapes is backed by fine integrated oak and balanced by ripe tannins. 
Brands: Courela, Chaminé, Cortes de Cima, Homenagem to Hans Christian Andersen, Incógnito.