Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Murças Reserve 2011

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

Old vines planted in schistose soils in vertical rows at altitudes between 490 ft and 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

2016, Encontro com o Vinho e Sabores da Revista de Vinhos – “A Escolha da Imprensa” (“The Press Selection”) at Red Wines Category

2016, Concurso de Vinhos de Portugal – ‘Grande Ouro’ (Great Gold) Medal

2016, Decanter Asia Wine Awards – 95 points: Platin Medal for “Best Red Portugal”

2015, Wine Enthusiast ‘Wine&Ratings’ – 95 points

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

Hand-picked grapes. Vinification in traditional granite lagares. Foot treading. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts.

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 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