Alta Corte 2016, Lisboa

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Alta Corte 2016, Lisboa
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Situated in the Lisboa region of Portugal, the Alta Corte was created by Portugal's Number One winemaker José Neiva Correia who won Portugal Producer of the Year at the NYIWC 2015. Aromas of red cherries are mirrored on the palate along with figs and a hint of vanilla. Smooth and soft, with light oak ageing, this is a brilliant all-rounder that'll pair well with everything from salt cod to rich porky stews.

We loved the suave easy charm of a red that doesn't stint on the ripe cherry berry flavours and subtle sweet oak but which keeps the alcohol restrained and the fruit succulent.'
The Wine Gang

Top 10 Best-Selling Red Wine
A blend of the rare Caladoc grape with Tinta Roriz, this wine is all juicy fruit. Yes, a light sense of structure gives the wine shape, but the bold berry fruits give it a refreshing, ready-to-drink character. Enjoy now. Wine Enthusiast 87 pts
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Grape Variety

ArrayCaladoc, Tinta Roriz




ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red



Food Match

ArrayCheese (Mild), Sausages, Tomato-Based Dishes



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  • Customer Reviews

  • Food & Wine Match

The Producer

Founded by wine-making legend José Neiva Correia in 1998, DFJ Vinhos is located in the Lisboa region which stretches north along the coast from the capital Lisbon. A simple philosophy with an ambitious aim: to transform the rich and diverse Portuguese varieties into top quality wines that are accessible to all. Quality and value for money are key, and the estate even buys in used oak barrels and employ two coopers to take them apart and strip them back to the new wood – as good as new for a fraction of the price. DJF is not short of fans, with more awards than any other Portuguese producer of the last 20 years, including red wine of the year at the IWC and twice Portuguese Winery of the Year in the New York Wine Competition since 2012.
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The Winemaker

José’s winemaking CV is as impressive as the wines themselves. With both his mothers and fathers' families involved in winemaking, José and his seven brothers and sisters grew up on the Quinta de Porto Francos estate, now part of the DJF estate and one of the oldest in the region. With nearly 40 years’ experience in winemaking under his belt, José honed his skills at co-operative wineries and as a consultant to independent producers all over Europe.
In the words of Tim Atkin MW: “José deserves great credit for his contribution to the transformation of Portuguese wine. He is equally adept at making top end wines as he is producing inexpensive mass market blends, using international and local grapes with considerable skill. The Portuguese wine revolution wouldn't have happened without him.“

The Region

Sunshine is not in short supply in this picturesque region of rolling hills, yet cooling Atlantic breezes allow for a long, slow ripening period for the grapes which lends a fresh, elegant touch to the wines. A total of seventeen grape varieties are grown across a wide area with white varieties planted in cooler vineyards nearer the ocean and red varieties in warmer vineyards further inland. Extensive research is always on the cards, and José is credited with the introduction of several new varietals to the region including Albarino, Pinot Noir and more recently Dornfelder.
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Easy drinking red. Lovely and smooth.

By D on 25th March 2019


Top Wine

I've had this wine in three cases and I have to say it comes out top every time. A smooth red that I love drinking on its own or with a light snack.

By Jermaine on 13th February 2019


Excellent, easy-drinking wine at an excellent price

Medium bodied wine with an initial hint of cherries and other fruit flavours, followed by a discernible vanilla finish, though I could not detect the promised fig flavours. Lighter alcohol content (ideal for mid-week) and good value for a very drinkable wine, with or without food accompaniment.

By Mike on 16th January 2019


Best wine I've had for ages

Got this in a mixed case,they were all good with this the standout best! I will be ordering more,it goes with most food,also delicious on its own,just lovely.

By Anne on 09th January 2019


Well balanced

Lovely juicy, drinkable wine with date/fig on the nose and palate.
A reasonably priced wine that punches well above its weight.

By Douglas on 06th November 2018

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Pasta With Olives, Tomatoes and Spicy Sausage

Quick to prepare and packed with flavour, this sausage stew will work well with smooth, medium-bodied earthy reds with red fruit flavours. The Alta Corte fits the bill perfectly.
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The rich combination of potato, cheese, bacon and garlic could stop anyone in their tracks so pick ripe reds with good acidity or structured whites which will both cut through the delicious stodge! We'd recommend Alta Corte's blend of Caladoc and Tinta Roriz.
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Simple Cabbage & White Bean Soup

A simple and easy mid-week meal to warm the cockles of your heart! This soup is a great way to make use of leftovers and store cupboard essentials, not to mention all of your 5-a-day in one! This veggie packed vegan soup is no longer reserved for a glass of our Alta Corte.
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