Located on the right bank of the river, the majority of Quinta dos Murças’ vineyards face south. Minas are the most exposed vines, whose grapes become more concentrated. On these same slopes there are a number of springs that cool the atmosphere and foster a balance between the greater ripeness and freshness that characterises Murças.
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
Grapes hand-picked and bunch selected, destemming, crushing, fermentation with indigenous yeasts and temperature control (25ºC – 28ºC) in granite tanks, foot treading and pressed in an old-style vertical press.
Concrete vats and French oak casks for around 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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