Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Quinta dos Murças Reserva 2015

2015 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

Red

QUINTA - TRADITION - ELEGANCE
Sun Exposure South and West
Altitude 150 - 280 M
Slope 22º - 47º
Vineyard Vertical
Age of Vines 1980 - 1987
Soil Mica-schist

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.

Awards

Vintage 2012

Wine Enthusiast – 94 points

Wine Spectator – 92 points

Robert Parker – 91+ points

 

Vintage 2011

Wine Enthusiast – 94 points

Wine & Spirits – 94 points

Mundos Vini – Gran gold

 

Vintage 2010

Wine Enthusiast – 94 points

Agriculture

Integrated production (SATIVA certified).

The winter was cold and dry, followed by a spring that was hot and also dry. The colder-than-normal temperatures at the beginning of the summer meant that the red grapes ripened earlier and were harvested in a perfect state of ripe boasting good levels of acidity and concentration. The harvest began on September 7.

SOIL TYPE
Schist

AGE OF VINES
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 José Luis Moreira da Silva

Colour

Deep dark and intense.

Aroma

Complex, fresh and elegant aroma of 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, with fruit notes

Formats

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

March 2017

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

5.5 g/l

pH

3.60

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.6 g/l