Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Murças Margem

Red

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

Wine Concept

Old vines planted in schistose soils in vertical rows at altitudes between 460 ft and 555 ft, facing south and west. This wine comes from a plot located on the margin (margem) of the Douro River, which characterizes the vineyard’s terroir and produces highly concentrated, ripe grapes.

Awards

2016,  Wine Enthusiast – 91 points: ‘Cellar Selection’

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-picked grapes. Vinification in traditional granite lagares. Foot treading. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts.

Aged in used 500-liter French oak casks for 9 months.

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