Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Murças Reserve 2011

2011 2010 2009 2008

Red

Tradition - Time - Estate
Sun Exposure South and West
Altitude 150 - 280 M
Slope 22º - 47º
Terroir Mica-schist
Vinyard Vertical
Age of Vines 1980 - 1987

Awards

2016, Concurso de Vinhos de Portugal – Medalha de Grande Ouro

2016,  Decanter Asia Wine Awards – 95 pontos: Medalha de Platina para “Best Red Portugal”

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certified)

Inclement spring weather resulted in lower than average grape production. A mild summer with cool night temperatures resulted in ideal conditions for producing high quality grapes, making 2011 an epic year in Douro.

SOIL TYPE
Schist.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
40 years

Grape Varieties

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

Vinification / Maturation

Handpicked and bunch selected ona 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 used 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

Deep dark red, violet edges.

Aroma

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

Palate

Firm and concentrated with balancing acidity, mature tannins supporting the fruit volume. Long and persistent finish, ensuring great bottle longevity.

Formats

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

June 2013

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

6 g/l

pH

3.55

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.7 g/l