Region: Alentejo

Winery: Casa Relvas

Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Syrah and Aragonez

Alcohol: 14%

Winemaking/Vinification: Mechanical harvesting during the night. Total disengagement. Pre-fermentative cold maceration for 48 hours. Fermentation with controlled temperature (22ºC -28ºC) in stainless steel vats. Maceration after fermentation for 5 to 10 days. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats with French oak staves.

Ageing: 9 months in French oak barrels and American

Aroma: Aroma of very ripe red fruits well integrated with spicy and balsamic notes.

Colour: Intense ruby with violet hues.

Tasting Notes: Good concentration, spice well present good persistence.

Food pairing: Mediterranean food in general, pasta, lamb, game dishes and soft cheeses.

Reviews and Awards: 91 pts - Wine Enthusiast; 86+ pts - Robert Parker

Ciconia Reserve Red 2015