the owners are dedicated to breeding and conservation of local species. They also breed Merino sheep and sell the wool, which perked my interest as a knitter. Alexandre started me off with a taste of Ciconia Touriga Nacional 2014. This ruby colored wine had intense aromas of dark fruit, earth and spice. The palate offered dark berry, spice and a hint of truffle. It was very smooth with soft tannins. The next pour was Ciconia Reserva Tinto 2013. This red blend of Aragonez, Syrah and Touriga Nacional was filled with ripe berry, spices and medium tannins. It had a richness to it that will certainly improve with age.
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