Murças Reserva 2011 is Portuguese ‘Press Choice’

Murças Reserva 2011 is Portuguese ‘Press Choice’

Murças Reserva 2011 has won the ‘Escolha da Imprensa 2016’ (Press choice) award, which was organised by the Revista de Vinhos wine magazine as part of the ‘Encontro com o Vinho e Sabores’ annual event. The results were announced on 11th November, and Murças Reserva 2011 was one of 10 red wines chosen by the Portuguese press, with around 350 wines competing. In 2016, this red from Quinta dos Murças has also won Grand Gold at Mundus Vini, and scored 94 points in Wine Enthusiast.

Murças Reserve 2011 was produced with grape varieties such as Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão, among others. After foot treading and fermentation in granite tanks with indigenous yeasts, the wine was aged for around 12 months in used French and American oak barrels, followed by extended bottle ageing. That year’s mild summer and cold evenings produced high-quality grapes that highlight the complex and intense aroma of a concentrated wine with balanced acidity and well-integrated, ripe tannins.

In the final quarter of 2016, Esporão extended its Douro portfolio. In addition to Murças Reserva and the ports from Quinta dos Murças, there are now three new wines: Murças Minas, Murças Margem and Murças VV47.

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