Respecting the winemaking tradition of the world’s oldest demarcated region, these are wines produced using local grape varieties, designed to express the vibrant aroma of the Douro’s most traditional varieties and demonstrate their potential for making balanced and gastronomic wines.
The winter was cold and dry, followed by a spring that was hot and also dry. The colder-than-normal temperatures at the beginning of the summer meant that the red grapes ripened earlier, boasting good levels of acidity and concentration.
AGE OF VINES
Around 20 years old
Grapes hand-picked, bunch selected, destemming, crushing, pre-fermentation cold maceration, fermentation with temperature control (Max 25ºC), membrane pressing.
Around 20% of the blend aged in 3rd and 4th year French oak casks for 6 months.
A DOC Douro wine produced at Quinta dos Murças from Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca grapes. After alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures (24 ºC to 27 ºC), approximately 20% of the blend ages for 6 months in new and used French and American oak barrels.
Boasting an elegant profile of red fruit and spicy notes with young fruit notes, this is a versatile wine that pairs well with all types of dishes, from the most sophisticated to the most traditional cuisine.
David Baverstock and José Luís Moreira da Silva
Red with violet tones.
Fresh and intense with dominant red fruit.
Well-integrated tannins and good acidity provide a long, elegant and fresh finish.
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