Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Murças Reserve 2009

2011 2010 2009 2008

Red

Wine Concept

This wine, born in the old, mixed planted vineyards from the estate, respecting nature and following a sustainable viticulture, shows the full potential of old vine Douro fruit to produce wines of great elegance, complexity and structure, with capacity for long term bottle development.

Awards

2014, Tasted Journal – 93,5 pontos

2014, Prowein Tasted Journal – 93,5 pontos

2014, Wine Enthusiast – 93 pontos

2014, Sommelier Wine Awards – Silver

2013, Vinhos de Portugal – Bronze

2011, International Wines & Spirits Competition – Silver

 

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certified)

An extremely dry year, with rainfall concentrated between December and February. The period from March to August was hotter than the average, resulting in an early vintage. With these higher temperatures during the growing season, most grapes were picked in very ripe conditions resulting in rich wines with body and depth.

SOIL TYPE
Schist.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES

40 years

Grape Varieties

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

Vinification / Maturation

Hand picked and bunch selected on a sorting table, destemmed and gently crushed, fermented in granite presses with temperature control (25ºC to 28ºC) and foot treading, basket pressing.

12 months ageing in a mix of French and American 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

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Colour

Dense, almost opaque, purple edges.

Palate

Opulent and compact with elegant fruit notes and subtle oak. Well balanced and structured for bottle ageing.

Formats

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

May 2011

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6.8 g/l

pH

3.6

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2 g/l