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Cortes de Cima

Alentejo, Portugal

In 1988, A Danish-American couple, Hans and Carrie Jorgensen set out in a sailboat to find a place to start a family and plant vines. They came to Alentejo and they found “Cortes de Cima.” It was just a barren land and a few abandoned buildings. But Carrie, of Portuguese ancestry, said the landscape reminded her of California, her homeland. Hans, who was born in Denmark, fell in love with the Mediterranean sun. Their first wine was "born" in 1998 and the many successful vintages which followed as well as their pioneering spirit have put Cortes de Cima on the map.

The story continues with Anna who has studied and work in viticulture and enology in all corners of the globe and now has taken over the project. Her vision of the future includes values such as sustainability, innovation, quality, and respect for the surrounding nature, in which the vineyard should be the protagonist of the wines.

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Meet the winemaker
Anna Jørgensen

 We are busy all year round to ensure our full commitment and dedication to our sustainability practices. And one of our main objectives, that we have almost reached, is to convert our vineyards to completely organic.

"Winemaking is a path without written recipes, that requires presence and hard work in the vineyard, every day. The vineyard is the protagonist of the wines”. Our winery work is guided by a “hands-off” approach. Earlier harvest for lower alcohol and higher natural acidity, night-time manual harvest, natural spontaneous fermentation, and as little as possible interference in the winery, to achieve wines with identity of a sense of place.


At a glance

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Country:
Portugal

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Region:
Alentejo

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Winemaker:
Anna Jørgensen

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Production:
<100,000 bottles per year

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Estate size:
100 hectares


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