With only 3500 litres produced, the Quinta dos Murças Vintage 2015 is a blend of the Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão and Tinta Roriz grape varieties, which grow in old vines on the banks of the Douro River which, due to their low altitude and south-facing exposure, provide grapes that are extremely concentrated and ripe.

At the International Wine Challenge, which is recognised as one of the most rigorous wine competitions in the world, wines are evaluated in blind tastings, according to vintage and region. Throughout the strict tasting processes, each award-winning wine is tasted on three different occasions by at least 10 judges. The wines that receive gold medals are tasted once again, progressing to a trophy round, in a new blind tasting.

The Decanter World Wine Awards, a competition organised by the prestigious English Decanter Magazine, gathers more than 200 wine experts, including Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers. Platinum medals are granted to the best wines in the competition’s gold category, namely wines that receive more than 95 points.

This year, the 25th edition of the Mondial Bruxelles competition took place in Beijing. More than 9000 samples were tasted, among which 1062 were Portuguese wines. The international jury panel granted Silver, Gold and Grand Gold medals to wines that stood out in the tastings.