Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Murças Reserve 2010

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Red

Awards

2014, Wines of Portugal Challenge – Silver

2014, Concours Mondial Bruxelles – Gold

2014, Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronze

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certified)

This harvest was characterized by a rainy winter followed by a long and mild summer. These cooler summer temperatures allowed for ideal grape maturation conditions.

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, dark red, violet edges.

Palate

Elegant style, very well balanced and polished. Ripe fruits and toast, nice complexity. Structured, finishing with good lenght.

Formats

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

June 2012

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6.8 g/l

pH

3.63

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2 g/l