Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Quinta dos Murças Margem 2018

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

Red

Rio - Calor - Concentração
Exposição Solar Sul e Oeste
Altitude 140 - 170 m
Declive 30 - 47º
Vinha Vertical
Ano da Vinha 1980 - 1987
Solo Blocos e seixos de xisto e xisto rolado

Wine Concept

The Quinta dos Murças Margem comes from vineyards by the Douro river bank, where some of the oldest plots of the estate are located. Its low altitude and its mostly southern sun exposure result in grapes with greater concentration and ripeness.

Awards

2015 Harvest

Wine Enthusiast – 91 Pts

Wine Spectator – 90 Pts

2016 Harvest

Wine Enthusiast – 91 Pts

Wine Spectator – 90 Pts

2017 Harvest

Wine Enthusiast – 93 Pts

Agriculture

This was another atypical year in the Douro, Winter was cold and dry. Spring was cold and very rainy, and Summer, initially cold and rainy, then turned hot and extremely dry, marked by effects of sunstroke and dehydration at the beginning of August. This unstable climate had substancial impact on the decline in production. Ripening occurred later that usual; therefore we only began to harvest Minas vineyards on 24th of September. The grapes presented very good acidity, resulting in fresh, aromatic and elegant wines.

SOIL GEOLOGY
Schist

AGE OF VINEYARDS
Vines planted in 1980

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca

Vinification / Maturation

Manual harvest, sorting table, destemming, crushing, alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts at controlled temperatures (25º to 28ºC) in granite mills using foot treading and pressing in an old vertical press.

In used French oak 500L barrels for about 9 months.

More Information

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and José Luís Moreira da Silva

Colour

Deep, with hints of violet.

Aroma

Very intense and exuberant, with ripe black fruits such as blackberry and blackcurrant standing out.

Palate

Concentrated and with good acidity, it has very ripe tannins that give it a sense of volume and body. It has a long and persistent finish, dominated by aromas of ripe fruits. As a whole, they can be expected to last a long time.

Formats

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

July 2019

Alcohol/Volume

13 %

Total Acidity

5.2 g/l

pH

3.65

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.6 g/l