Region: Alentejo

Winery: Casa Relvas

Grapes: Touriga Franca

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 vats of stainless steel. Post-fermentative maceration for 5 to 10 days. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vat with French oak staves.

Ageing: 9 months in oak french barrels

Aroma: Ripe red fruit aromas and white flowers well integrated with balsamic and coconut hints.

Tasting Notes: Intense ruby with violet reflections. Round, rich and voluminous. Balanced acidity and fine tannins. Long and complex finish.

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

Herdade Sao Miguel Touriga Franca Red 2009