Quinta dos Murças Margem results from a plot located on the margin (’Margem’) of the Douro River, facing south, which characterizes the vineyard’s terroir, and from low yielding vines, that produce intensely flavoured grapes.
Following a very wet winter and cold spring, the vegetative cycle began two to three weeks later than normal. The summer was hot and dry, accelerating ripening and producing concentrated grapes with good acidity and aromas. The harvest near the river bank took place between 6th and 9th September.
Planted in 1980
Hand-picked grapes, destemming, crushing, fermentation with indigenous yeasts and temperature control (25ºC – 28ºC) in granite ‘lagares’, foot treading and pressing in an old-style vertical press.
Aged in used 500-liter French oak casks for 9 months.
David Baverstock and José Luís Moreira da Silva
Deep with violet hues.
Intense and lively nose with dominant ripe black fruit, such as blackberry and cassis, balsamic aromas and soft spicy notes from oak barrel ageing.
Concentrated, with ripe tannins that are well integrated, which, along with its acidity, offer a good volume, body and freshness. Persistent finish dominated by ripe fruit aromas, with potential for great longevity in the bottle.
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