Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Murças VV47

Red

History - Complexity - Terroir
Sun Exposure South - East
Altitude 260 - 290 M
Slope 36 - 47º
Terroir Schist
Vinyard Vertical
Age of Vines 1947

Wine Concept

To produce a unique and rare wine, from an historic Douro vineyard, showing the maximum expression of the terroir of Quinta dos Murças and its potential to produce wines of character, honouring the legacy we have inherited.

Awards

2016,  Wine Enthusiast – 95 points: Special Mention “Cellar Selection”

Agriculture

Integrated Production (SATIVA Certified)

Very dry year, with little rainfall during winter and spring. Mild summer, with cold nights during the last weeks of August. The production from this vineyard, by nature very low, was even lesser due to the lack of soil moisture.

SOIL TYPE
Schist

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
Vines planted in 1947

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz

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.

Ageing in used french oak barrels for 12 months.

More Information

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Colour

Intense with violet hues.

Aroma

Very lifted, complex aroma, showing mature red berry fruits, characteristic balsamic notes from old vines and spicy barrel notes.

Palate

Great balance and elegance, with fine integrated tannins and balancing acidity. Long and persistente finish, with potential for great longevity in the bottle.

Formats

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

March 2014

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

5.3 g/l

pH

3.55

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.6 g/l