[E] Cortes de Cima, Alentejo, Portugal, Winemaker Hamilton Reis

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http://www.BKWineTours.com *Come on a wine & food tour with BKWine!* --- Cortes de Cima: interview with winemaker Hamilton Reis. Cortes de Cima is a winery in the Alentejo region in Portugal, an hour an a half east of Lisbon. Their total range includes more than a dozen wines. The main:

Chamine is the entry level wine, a blend with mainly Portuguese grape varieties (aragonez, trincadeira and touriga nacional) and syrah, made to be fruity, silky tannins, young and fresh, an everyday wine.

The cuvee Cortes de Cima, in a way the flagship of the winery. It is a blend with the same grapes plus a bit of cabernet sauvignon, a bit barrel ageing (French and American oak). More full bodied, more complex, rich, deep.

The three top of the range wines, side by side, are the varietal Touriga Nacional, Cortes de Cima Reserva, and Incognito.

The winemaking is based on a winemaking philosophy and ideal style: smooth tannins (very important), smooth texture, full bodied wines, ripe fruit.

http://cortesdecima.com/

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Editing: Louise Duseigneur
Music: Patrik Lundin
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