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Quinta dos Murças Ânfora

Red

Wine Concept

Quinta dos Murças Ânfora results from seeking the purest expression of the estate’s different terroirs. It is our interpretation of an extremely specific terroir – ‘Minas’. This wine results from vines planted on slopes with altitudes between 110 and 300 metres. It is in these vineyards, facing south, that the most exposed grapes reach the greatest concentration. These slopes contain several water springs that cool the environment and create a balance between the ripeness and freshness that is so characteristic of Murças. Production: 800 litres.

Agriculture

This year was atypical, very hot and dry. A sustained lack of rain and extremely high temperatures during spring accelerated grape evolution and ripening. The harvest took place on 11 September.

SOIL TYPE
Schist

AGE OF VINES
Vines planted in 2011

Grape Varieties

Tinta Francisca, Tinto Cão

Vinification / Maturation

Hand-picked grapes, selection table, partially destemmed and crushed. Alcoholic fermentation in amphorae with indigenous yeasts. Post fermentation skin maceration for approximately 2 months. Pressed in an old-style vertical press. Single application of SO2 after pressing.

In the Amphorae until bottling.

More Information

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and José Luis Moreira da Silva

Colour

Intense, with purple hues.

Aroma

Intense and particular, with balsamic aromas and aromas from red fruit.

Palate

Very lively. Pronounced freshness, firm tannins and a sensation of fruit in the finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

May 2018

Alcohol/Volume

13 %

Total Acidity

4.7 g/l

pH

3.66

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.6 g/l