João Guedes, tasting note published in May 25th 2017
The wine is clean and bright ruby. With strawberry aroma, jelly, gooseberry, a touch of cherry and a light toast. In the mouth we have cherry, white pepper, end of mouth dry and with soft tannins. Matches well with mushroom pizza.
Cortes de Cima is a family owned property. Our Pinot noir vineyard is cultivated just 3 km from the Atlantic Ocean, on the rugged Alentejo coast. The temperate coastal climate without the occurrence of heat spikes, has proved to be perfect for this delicate variety and sustainable winemaking, combined with meticulous winemaking, produces a wine with complex aromas of red berry fruit, spices and earthy notes.
Casa Romana Vini
In the lands that today constitute Quinta do Porto Nogueira and Quinta da Escusa, the family began to plant vineyards, privileging the terroirs once occupied by old vines, always with the objective of producing exceptional grapes and making unique wines, originated in Quinta Nogueira , Quinta da Escusa and Quinta da Página. Quinta do Porto Nogueira is located in Alguber, in the municipality of Cadaval, about 70 km west of Lisbon. In the first half of the eighteenth century, it was always owned by the same family and was donated to the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon, around 1980. Since 2004 it is a Romana Vini estate. Quinta da Escusa is located in Senhora da Escusa, in the municipality of Rio Maior, about 70 km northeast of Lisbon, between the villages of Quintas and Vale Barco. Part of the Quinta da Escusa estate belonged to the grandparents and parents of the current owners who, over the decades, exercised agriculture and viticulture. The secular house of Quinta do Porto Nogueira is set against the Roman Bridge over the Arnóia river, which would be the passage of the Roman road that linked Collippo (near Leiria) to Eburobrittium (Óbidos) and that followed to Olisipo (Lisbon). The bridge is testimony to the presence of the Romans in the region and inspired the name Romana Vini, Family Winery.
Quinta do Porto Nogueira 2550-012 Alguber, Cadaval, Portugal.