Limited edition of 2100 bottles

Grape variety – Touriga Nacional, Syrah, and Sousão

Vintage – 2013

Region – Alentejo

Denomination – IG Alentejano

Tasting notes − the wine’s colour is dark ruby almost opaque. The aroma is complex, intense and harmonious, with emphasis on the ripe red fruits, pepper spice, cinnamon and saffron, light balsamic notes of truffles and “sous-bois”. The wood of very high quality is discrete and well integrated. In the mouth, it has good volume, and the acidity is well present, good quality tannins are well-wrapped, spicy notes and of red fruits, with a long and graceful finish

Winemaking − following gentle crushing and de-stemming, the grapes are placed into stainless steel vats undergoing the process of fermentation. During this time, delicate extraction is carried out using an existing maceration system, reassembling by a pump with temperature control. Finally, after prolonged maceration and, one by one according to the harvest quality and wine varieties, the wine is placed in vats

Ageing – the wine is then left to age in French oak barrels for 16 months to achieve final maturity

Alcohol – 13,5%

Total acidity – 5,9 g/l

pH – 3,72

Wine pairing – this is a very “gastronomic” wine owing to its acidity and elegance, excellent to accompany lamb stew or hare bean stew

Awards/Reviews – this winery was awarded as “Revelation of the year 2013” in Portuguese wine industry, and the wine RISO RESERVA RED 2013 has been selected the best Portuguese wine the same year; vintage 2012 was chosen the “Best Buy” choice by “Revista de Vinhos”; the bronze medal at “Decanter World Wine Awards 2014” (2011); 17 points (vintage 2012) and 16,5 points (vintage 2013) in “Revista de Vinhos”; “Vinhos de Portugal 2015 – João Paulo Martins” rating: 16 points (0-20) [vintage of 2011]

Quote – the RISO Reserva was rated as 17,5 (in 20). “Revista de Vinhos” rated RISO Reserva with a grade of 17,5 in 20 on theirs November 2013 edition. And they even added some notes about the wine - “Fodado, denso e profundo, com muito boa fruta preta, cacau, tostados e fumados muito bem integrados. Na boca está muito definido e preciso, com nervo, graças aos taninos bem domados, acidez perfeita, final muito longo (14%)” (in Revista de Vinhos – 11/2013). These are very positive grades, that enhance the commitment and the attention put into this RISO Reserva, and which are reflected in the quality of the final product