Quinta dos Murças Minas vineyards are located at altitudes between 110m (360 ft) and 300m (985 ft). South-facing, there are five water springs (in portuguese, ‘minas’) that help to cool the area and influence the vineyard’s terroir. This is an elegant wine, with a balance of ripe fruit and the characteristic freshness of Quinta dos Murças.
Integrated production (SATIVA certified)
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, producing concentrated grapes with good acidity and aromas. The harvest took place between 6th September and 7th October.
AGE OF VINES
The oldest vines were planted in 1987 and the most recent in 2011.
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 concrete vats and used French oak casks for 9 months.
David Baverstock and José Luís Moreira da Silva
Intense with violet hues.
Intense and lively nose with dominant ripe red fruit, floral and balsamic aromas.
Fresh and lively with firm, ripe tannins and well-integrated acidity. Long and lingering finish that offers a balance of freshness and ripeness.
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