Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Quinta dos Murças Reserva 2013

2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

Red

WINE CONCEPT

Quinta dos Murças Reserva comes from old vines planted at altitudes between 150m (490 ft) and 280 meters (915 ft), facing west. This is the classic version of a ‘quinta’ (estate) wine, where the emphasis is on the terroir to produce elegant wines with great aging potential.

Agriculture

Very wet winter and spring, with low temperatures, followed by a dry and hot summer until middle of September, when intense rainfall started. By this time the harvest had ended, and the grapes had been harvested in a perfect state of ripeness.

PRODUCTION METHOD
Integrated production (SATIVA certified)

SOIL TYPE
Schist

VINEYARDS AGE
40 years old

Grape Varieties

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

VINIFICATION / MATURATION

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 French oak casks for 12 months.

MORE INFORMATION

This Douro DOC Reserva wine originates from the two oldest vineyards at the Quinta, planted at an altitude of 100 m and 300 m, facing south and south-west, in schist soils, and is produced respecting nature and by following sustainable agricultural methods. It showcases the Douro old vines’ potential for producing remarkably elegant wines with good ageing potential.

At our winery, the grapes are selected manually, trodden in granite tanks and pressed in an old vertical press.

WINE MAKERS

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão.

Colour

Deep dark and intense.

Aroma

Complex and elegant aroma of mature dark berry fruits, with balsamic notes and integrated spicy notes from oak barrel ageing.

Palate

Firm and concentrated with balancing and present acidity, mature tannins well integrated in the body and volume. Long and persistent finish, balanced and elegant.

Formats

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

June 2015

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

5.5 g/l

pH

3.57

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.6 g/l