The vineyards are planted in schistose soils both vertically and on terraces at altitudes between 360 ft and 985 ft. South-facing, there are five water springs (called minas) that help to cool the area and influence the vineyard’s terroir. This is a concentrated wine, with a balance of ripe fruit and the characteristic freshness of Quinta dos Murças.
2017, Wine & Spirits – 90 points: ‘Years Best Portuguese Red’
Integrated Production (SATIVA certified)
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
The oldest vines were planted in 1987 and the most recent in 2011
Hand-picked grapes. Vinification in traditional granite lagares. Foot treading. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts.
Aged in concrete vats and used French oak casks for 9 months.
David Baverstock and José Luís Moreira da Silva
Intense with violets hues.
Intense and concentrated with dominant ripe red fruit, floral and balsamic aromas.
Elegant with firm, ripe tannins and well-integrated acidity, a long and lingering finish that offers a balance of freshness and ripeness.
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