Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Quinta dos Murças Reserva 2017

2017 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008


Wine Concept

Quinta dos Murças Reserva comes from the estate’s oldest vineyards, on west-facing slopes ranging from 150m to 280m in altitude.  This terroir yields a classic, signature wine of great elegance and ageing potential.


Wine Advocate:

93+ pts | 2015

90 pts | 2013

91+ pts | 2012


Wine Enthusiast:

93 pts | 2015

94 pts | 2013

94 pts | 2012



90 pts | 2015

93 pts | 2013


Wine Spectator:

92 pts | 2012



Integrated Production (SATIVA certified).

2017 was an exceptionally warm, dry year.  A prolonged draught accompanied by record high spring temperatures hastened the evolution and ripening of the grapes.

Mica schiste

Vineyard age: Planted in 1980

Grape Varieties

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

Vinification / Maturation

Harvested and sorted by hand, destemmed, crushed, foot trodden, temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation (25- 28ºC) with indigenous yeasts in granite lagares and pressed in an antique vertical press.

18 months in used French oak barrels.

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

José Luís Moreira da Silva


Deep and intense.


Complex, fresh and elegant with black fruits and balsamic aromas reminiscent of rockrose, and the spice notes typical of barrel aging.


Firm and concentrated, with marked and well-balanced acidity and ripe and enveloping tannins.  The finish is long and persistent with fruity notes and outstanding balance and elegance.


750 ml   ·   1,5 l


July 2018


13.5 %

Total Acidity

5.4 g/l



Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.6 g/l