Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Murças Margem

Red

River - Heat - Concentration
Sun Exposure South and West
Altitude 140 - 170 M
Slope 30-47º
Terroir Schist Blocks and Pebbles
Vinyard Vertical
Age of Vines 1980 - 1987

Wine Concept

Located by the margin of the river Douro are planted some of oldest vineyards of Quinta dos Murças. The low altitude and south facing exposition combine to create the conditions that produce grapes with great concentration and maturity.

Agriculture

Integrated Production (SATIVA certified)

Winter was cold and dry, followed by a hot and dry spring. Lower temperatures at the beginning of summer actually accelerated red grape ripenning, allowing for concentrated, healthy grapes with good acidity.

SOIL TYPE
Schist

AGE OF VINES
Vines planted in 1980

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca

Vinification / Maturation

Hand picking, bunch selection on sorting table, destemming, crushing, primary fermentation with natural yeasts and temperature control (25º-28ºC) in granite lagares with foot treading, followed by basket pressing.

9 Months ageing in used French oak barrels.

More Information

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and José Luís Moreira da Silva

Colour

Deep with violet hues.

Aroma

Intense and exuberante, showing mature dark berry fruits, blackberrys and blackcurrants, with balsamic and soft spicy barrel notes.

Palate

Great concentration, with mature tannins fused into a full bodied palate which has balancing acidity and potential for extended bottle maturation. Long and persistente finish with mature fruit aromatics.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

August 2016

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

5 g/l

pH

3.55

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.6 g/l